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Tools of the Trade

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 28 July 2014 in Art & Design and Portfolio.

A knitting needle or knitting pin is a tool in hand-knitting to produce knitted fabrics. They generally have a long shaft and taper at their end, but they are not nearly as sharp as sewing needles. Their purpose is two-fold. The long shaft holds the active (unsecured) stitches of the fabric, to prevent them from unravelling, whereas the tapered ends are used to form new stitches. Most commonly, a new stitch is formed by inserting the tapered end through an active stitch, catching a loop (also called a bight) of fresh yarn and drawing it through the stitch; this secures the initial stitch and forms a new active stitch in its place

PENTAX K-5 1/125 second F/2.8 ISO 800 135 mm (35mm equiv.)

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Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Fantastic close up Eric.:-)

28 Jul 2014 8:09am

PATRICK from miramas, France

excellente compo sur ces aiguilles à tricoter

28 Jul 2014 8:52am

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Une superbe composition

28 Jul 2014 8:59am

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, NYC, Canada

It presents a fantastic photo opportunity as shown here, beautiful !~

28 Jul 2014 9:38am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ah ah ...... tu penses à tout !....... Mdrrrrrr
Elles sont très belles ces aiguilles en bois.)

28 Jul 2014 12:47pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Lovely image and beautiful explanation....
Ah!! It's more than forty years since I knitted any cardigan :)))

28 Jul 2014 2:10pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Beautiful framing ! I always use now wood knitting needles !

28 Jul 2014 3:29pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

One of my favorites in this series

28 Jul 2014 4:24pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
such beautiful frame, focus, colors & lighting!

28 Jul 2014 4:29pm

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Quelle vue de ces crayons superbe compo et vue

28 Jul 2014 4:39pm

Sof from Neuchâtel, Switzerland

une des plus belles de la série, à mon avis

28 Jul 2014 6:13pm

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

Interesting shot. I have never tried knitting, and know so little about it.

28 Jul 2014 7:00pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

These wooden needles are especially nice. I only remember people using aluminum ones.

28 Jul 2014 7:23pm

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful shot of the knitting pins. And interesting information. Nicely done, Eric! :)

28 Jul 2014 7:26pm

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Nice frame, excellent image.

28 Jul 2014 10:05pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Wonderful close-up of the knitting needles ... beautiful creations waiting to be created with these tools! Great photo!

29 Jul 2014 12:27am

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Venezuela

You seem to be a master in knitting Eric ... My wife says these wooden needles are very beautiful :-))) Fabulous close-up !!!

29 Jul 2014 12:38am

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A wonderful image! I don't think that I have ever seen wooden knitting needles. My mother had a lot of metal ones. I hear that now they are made of plastic.

29 Jul 2014 1:00am

Langevine from Angers, France


29 Jul 2014 7:28am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Delightful sharp focus and perfect depth of field!

29 Jul 2014 11:57am

Kat from Lorraine, France

Très belle compo !

29 Jul 2014 7:04pm

1/125 second
ISO 800
135 mm (35mm equiv.)