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How not to buy the same knitting needles over and over again: my needle size card

If you are anything like me, you decide on a knitting project just by seeing nice yarn in a shop. You look through some patterns and pick a project to go with the yarn. It happened a lot lately. This happened a lot as well: I keep buying the same sizes of needles over and over again because of course I didn’t check what I had at home because I didn’t know I would start a new project before I stepped into this ****** yarn shop.

To avoid this, I now carry a needle size card in my wallet. It gives me a clear view of my needles stock and I can update it as I buy new ones. This is handy because I always know exactly what I have.

My card (your can download the pdf here) shows sizes 2 to 8 for classic, double pointed and 3 lengths of circular needles. Of course you can make your own with all the criteria in the world or even for crochet hooks. I like to keep mine credit card size so it fits in my wallet.

Do you have some other tips you would like to share with us all, to spare time and money to fellow crafters?

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