All our notions are peculiar because they are unique.
They are all handmade from wood gathered locally to
our home – resulting in an individual look and
a natural feel.
We like to call our knitting needles knitting
sticks because that’s what they are. They
come in a range of sizes, none of them standard, and
are mostly made from silver birch which grows in abundance
right next to our home.
FAQs – What size are these
A – They are free size. Specially
made for freedom knitters.
As well as naturally shaped knitting sticks,
we also make square knitting sticks
which are a bit more regular looking. Some of these
are made from reclaimed wood – oak beams, bed
frames, table legs, kitchen cabinet off cuts etc.
We make the usual pairs or sets of 4
for circular knitting.
And while we’re on the subject of circular knitting,
we also make circular knitting sticks.
Some of them are round and some are square. Some of
them have one thick end and one thinner end for giving
interesting texture in a back and forth manner. I
use mine for knitting shawls – the cable bit
is about 1metre long and perfect for a great big knit.
Other peculiar notions
crochet hooks – stick-like
and very tactile. Handmade from silver birch, alder
dizzes – smooth and square
with 3 different sized holes. Handmade from hawthorn.
threading hooks – all sorts
of varieties of wood. To be used with a diz or a peg
niddy-noddies – handmade again,
usually from reclaimed wood in a wide variety of sizes.
lazy Kates – box construction with
space for three or four bobbins. My favourite type
of lazy kate with a carrying handle made from loops
at either end hooked onto a niddy-noddy making lazy-kate-niddy-noddy
transportation a doddle.
wraps per inch gauge – reclaimed
wood again. Simple and sturdy handmade construction.
And lots and lots of buttons. See separate button