Ballpoint needles are simply awesome when it comes to repairing knitted fabrics - these needles 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.
- darning, general repairs or embroidery on knitted fabrics e.g wool jumper or cashmere cardigan.
- use with fine yarn such as laceweight, 2-ply & 4-ply.
Choose from five sizes:
- 40mm / 1.57"
- 48mm / 1.89"
- 55mm / 2.17"
- 76mm / 3"
- 100mm / 4" (heavy gauge)
40mm & 48mm are best for use with single ply yarns on very
55 & 76mm are best for use with laceweight yarns on fine knitwear.
100mm is best for use with slightly thicker yarns on medium weight knitwear.
Inidivdual needles are supplied in a compostable glassine bag sealed with a paper sticker.
If you'd like to protect your ballpoint needles 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.