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Be the coolest knitter around with customized needles.

Posted by Cat Morley from London, United Kingdom • Published See Cat Morley's 1114 projects »
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  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a dowel in two using a dremel or a saw.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 1
    Step 2

    Cut a dowel in two using a dremel or a saw.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 2
    Step 3

    The two dowel halves should be cut to the length you want your needles.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 2
    Step 4

    The two dowel halves should be cut to the length you want your needles.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 3
    Step 5

    Use a pencil sharpener to shape the ends in to points. Sand down the tip so that it's not too sharp.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 3
    Step 6

    Use a pencil sharpener to shape the ends in to points. Sand down the tip so that it's not too sharp.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 4
    Step 7

    Paint the dowels in a pretty colour.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 4
    Step 8

    Paint the dowels in a pretty colour.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 5
    Step 9

    Take some fimo and shape an end for the needles.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 5
    Step 10

    Take some fimo and shape an end for the needles.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 6
    Step 11

    Place the fimo on the end of the dowels and remove.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 6
    Step 12

    Place the fimo on the end of the dowels and remove.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 7
    Step 13

    Decorate the fimo ends.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 7
    Step 14

    Decorate the fimo ends.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 8
    Step 15

    Bake the fimo in an oven.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 8
    Step 16

    Bake the fimo in an oven.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 9
    Step 17

    Glue the ends on to the dowels and you're ready to knit.

  • How to make a knitting needle. Knitting Needles - Step 9
    Step 18

    Glue the ends on to the dowels and you're ready to knit.

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Sarah
Sarah · Erfurt, Thuringia, DE · 110 projects
that´s a very nice idea Happy
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
love this project!!I'm addicted to that!! I made 2 more pair Happy ... I'll post them soon! Tongue I made also double pointed knitting needle(5)...I don't have a lot of money so it perfect for 1,15$ i get a pack of 20 dowel!(4mm by 12 inches)and it so fun to make!! so thank you! thank you! thank you! for this tutorial! Happy
(sorry for the bad englsih! lol)
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Emily M.
Emily M. · Atlanta, Georgia, US · 1 project
I absolutely love you for this!
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Nancy!
Nancy! · Shawinigan, Quebec, CA · 64 projects
really good idea! love it!
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Staysik
Staysik · Salt Lake City, Utah, US · 16 projects
These are on-hit!
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Dorothy M.
Dorothy M.
I had so much fun making these! I love them!
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dani m.
dani m. · Newport, Rhode Island, US · 5 projects
bwahahahahahahaha i freaking LOVE jack skellington! AWESOME project. Can't wait to make my own!
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mamachka
mamachka
Now if I could just remember how I learned to knit!
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Alessandra S.
Alessandra S. · New York, New York, US
i actually made the same ones that you did, cat.
they look the same but i used real needles and paited em.
mostly they're for decoration, though cuz the clay is überheavy.
i'll upload.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1397 projects
You measure your dowel before hand using a knitting needle measurer.
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