This new product - Try-on Tubing by Machine Knitting to Dye for is amazing and a godsend to knitters. Not just for garment knitting, this can help any knitter who want to see their progress. You could even wet block right on these tubes.
Comes in two sizes and lengths. Needle sizes: US 1½ to 8 or 8 to 13. Lengths - 1 and 2 yards.
I purchased both needles sizes in 2 yard lengths. If you purchase two or more together they refund some of the postage.
The concept is brilliant and so simple. Instead of sliding your stitches off on waste yarn with a tapestry needle one stitch at a time or using a huge interchangeable cable that is annoying, you use a slim tubing that fits snugly over the tip of your needle and quickly slide the stitches off on the tubing. The tubing has stretch and would be great for trying on pullovers with negative ease.
I can slip on the tubing - check fit, steam etc and back in the needles in 10 mins. PERFECT!
Here's how it works:
First you select the tubing for your needle size - then slip the end of the tube firmly over the tip of the needle
|Pinned on the dressform for fit/length check|
When done, reverse the process. Put the tubing back on the needle tip and slide the stitches back on to the needle.
Project details here.
|After - all spread out|
|Before - scrunched up on the needle|