Once you’ve learned the knitting basics, there are a few extra tools that you’ll need to complete your projects. In this video, Jen Lucas discusses flexible tape measures and their uses in your projects. A tape measure is one of the most important notions you can have in your knitting bag, so you’ll want to know all about them and how to choose the right one for you.
Flexible tape measures come in a variety of lengths and types. The retractable tape measure is useful because it doesn’t take up a lot of space in your knitting bag, and the tape measure won’t become tangled in your yarn or project. If you need to measure something that’s much longer, like the wingspan of a shawl or large afghan, you might find a traditional flexible tape measure useful. These tape measures are typically much longer in length, making it easy to measure your large project. Like many knitting notions, it’s about personal preference and finding the tape measure that works best for you.