Ballpoint Needle for Thicker Knits
These ballpoint needles are a heavier gauge which makes them ideal for use on chunkier knitwear e.g. a jumper knitted using 4-ply yarn.
Please be aware the eye of this needle is still relatively fine, so anything like a sport-weight yarn and above would not comfortably fit through the eye.
Ballpoint needles are simply awesome when it comes to repairing knitted fabrics - they feature a special mini ball tip that helps you darn knitwear with minimal effort.
The rounded point helps you easily locate the spaces between individual knit stitches. In contrast using a sharp needle can easily damage your knitwear further by catching and splitting the yarn leading to pulled stitches.
- 74mm/2.91" (length) x 1.20mm (diameter)
- 100mm/4" x 1.30mm (diameter)
Indivdual needles are supplied in a compostable glassine bag sealed with a paper sticker.
- darning, general repairs or embroidery on knitted fabrics.
- use with fine yarn such as 2-ply & 4-ply.
If you'd like to protect your ballpoint needle from getting lost or damaged at the bottom of your sewing basket, simply add a glass test tube to your basket using the drop down menu provided.
*Please be aware the ballpoint needles are not suitable for use on woven fabrics e.g. cotton, denim, linen etc.