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Old 09-04-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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Does anyone know what these things are?
I was given some knitting supplies and yarn and these things were also in the box...I have never seen anything like these before in the 40+ years I've been knitting, and assume they were used in some kind of knitting. Would anyone here happen to know what they are and how they were used?
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Old 09-04-2009, 08:30 PM   #2
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Looks like a super cool alternative to the standard bobbin used when knitting or crocheting designs or small sections of color into a piece. I've never seen them before either. Perhaps they are from another country?

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Does anyone know what these things are?
Well, there was a needle sizer that said Canada on the back of it and some of the yarn and accessories had Mary Maxim on them...maybe someone from Canada would know.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:32 PM   #4
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They look like bobbins used in tying flys for fly fishing.



I wonder if someone could have been using them as bobbins for lace making?
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:43 PM   #5
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I've never seen the like.
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Old 09-04-2009, 09:44 PM   #6
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re: Does anyone know what these things are?
I've never seen those either. On my things they have a clear plastic tube that you can see on the blue and pink one where the yarn is pulled up through it...a lady suggested to me that maybe as a person is knitting along they pick up the yarn from this gadget to add in a few stitches of a different color (and I guess just let it hang till you pick it up again)...I don't know.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:26 PM   #7
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I wonder if they are some sort of bobbins for intarsia knitting? That was my first thought.
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Old 09-05-2009, 12:38 PM   #8
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I'd contact Mary Maxim on their Canadian site (the site give the option of either country) and ask them directly.
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One glance and my husband concurred with cacunn that they are for use in tying flies for fishing.
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Old 09-06-2009, 04:03 PM   #10
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re: does anyone know what these things are
I found my answer...I found a name along the white edge and looked it up...check this out...
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