Once you’ve learned the knitting basics, there are a few extra tools that you might find helpful to use in your projects. In this video, Jen Lucas shows you a variety of needle caps so you can choose the one that’s right for you. Since they help keep the stitches on your knitting needle when you set down your project, needle caps are an important notion to have in your knitting bag.
Like many knitting notions, there are different options for needle caps or point protectors. It’s important to make sure that you have the right cap for your knitting needle. If using a large needle, you’ll need a larger point protector or cap, for example. There are point protectors that are used for each needle separately and there are also protectors that have two holes, so that you can place both needles into the cap. This type of cap is especially useful when using circular knitting needles.
There are many needle caps to choose from and some work better than others for different knitting projects. Most importantly, use the needle caps that feel right for you and feel the most comfortable to use in your knitting.