Introducing Knit Blockers™ by Knitter's Pride!
Knit Blockers™ are an innovative solution that allow users to more easily and more quickly block their projects.
Knit Blockers™ were developed by Nancy's Knit Knacks (NKK) based on a design and recommendation of a very creative knitter. NKK then sought a partner who could produce these products at a low cost and distribute them Worldwide. KnitPro International was the partner that NKK felt provided the best solution. They manufacture the World famous line of Knitter's Pride knitting needles.
So the evolution of this great new product started by a knitter who had taken the time to make prototypes and who knew deep in her heart that this product was one which knitters Worldwide would enjoy using. When we first heard of it and had a chance to test the prototypes, we agreed. This product was a winner!
It subtantially reduces the number of pins that a user needs to use to block a project. Plus it allows the user to apply a more consistent tension while blocking a wide area. It saves time and provides a better, more consistent solution than using pins alone.
Knit Blockers™ also have the ability to serve as an anchor for attaching string to run within the stitch ends along the perimeter of the project. You may also use Knit Blockers with blocking wires. These neat Knit Blockers do so many different tasks and we are sure that knitters will discover many more methods for using them.
We have added holes on both ends of each Knit Blocker which can serve as an anchor point when the user attaches string to these holes. Strings of various lengths can be used
A Knit Blocker set consists of 20 units in a nice plastic storage case: twelve 8 pin Blockers and eight 4 pin blockers. Some projects may require more Blockers but the user can use string to extend the length or use individual pins in conjunction with the Knit Blockers. Of course, a knitter can buy a second set of blockers as well.
Knitter's Pride and Nancy's Knit Knacks carefully engineered this product to provide a neat NEW solution for all knitters when blocking. We hope that you will enjoy using this great new tool.
Availabilty: Available as of 7/29/14 Ask your LYS to order them from one of the following distributors:
Note: although Nancy's Knit Knacks will sell these to yarn shops on a wholesale basis, we will not be selling them to our retail customers. Retail customers will need to buy them from their LYS (see note below on where to buy them if you cannot locate them locally).
Nancy's Knit Knacks
Note: Many LYS's will be selling Knit Blockers as time goes on and shop owners see how great they really are. NKK started shipping them to its shops on July 29, 2014.
We have shipped Knit Blockers to many retailers. Here are a few shops but you should check with your LYS because they may have them now as well:
Downtown Knits (Apex, NC)
- Warm 'n Fuzzy (Cary, NC)
- Fibre Space (VA)
- Knitty City (NY)
- Yarn Cloud (VA)
- Mielke's Fiber Arts
- Carolina Homespun
- Grandma's Spinning
- Fiberific! (Australia)
- Spinnvilt (Norway)
Shop Owners should check our Wholesale section where Knit Blockers can be ordered online - click here (Logon is required - shop owners should register here first) -
Large Blockers - 12 per set, 8 pins (stainless steel) Approx. 3" long
Small Blockers - 8 per set, 4 pins (stainless steel) Approx. 1.5" long
Height: total height is 1.75" of which the exposed pin length is 3/4"
But do try them. They will change the way that you block your projects now and forever!
Knit Blockers ™ come packaged in a neat plastic box
TECH Notice! we have noticed that removing the Blockers from the plastic case has been more difficult than originally envisioned. This is due to the thickness and density of the foam rubber in the bottom of the case. Knitter's Pride will be addressing this issue in the next few months with thinner foam. However, if you already own Knit Blockers, you can simply remove the foam rubber in the bottom of the case. Once you do, you will find it is much easier to remove and re-insert the blockers into the case. The only down-side to doing this is that the 4 pin blockers may fall over inside the box, but if you alternate an 8 pin blocker followed by two 4 pin blockers, this will help remedy that problem.
The Knitter's Pride Knit Blocker™ case is really nice and it safely holds your blockers. So try the recommendation above if you are having any difficulty in using the case. We think that you will find that the Knit Blockers slip very easily in and out of the protective case with the thick foam removed.
You may like the Knit Blockers so much that you will want 2 sets, especially for larger projects.
The box contains 12 large 8 pin units and 8 small 4 pin units.
The box has separator ridges to keep thje Knit Blockers™ in place.
The bottom of the box is lined with foam rubber to protect the pins.