Here are a few of my favorite knitting gadgets. I have a whole room full of the usual knitting stuff; some of my “indispensable” gadgets are the usual ones you would find in a knitting store. Others are not so usual.
This is my current knitting project notebook. I have separate tabbed sections for each project, with a copy of the pattern, and loose leaf paper to take notes. I keep a ball band from each project in the pocket in the front, and I have a zippered canvas pocket that fits into the binder to keep a pencil or anything else that I need to carry around. I’ve looked at some of the ready-made knitting journals that are available, but this is just more functional for me.
This is my favorite row counter. It’s a “clicker counter” from the office supply store. I have 4 or 5 of these, so I have them in every project bag. They are cheap, and count up to 9999, in case you have a project with that many rows.
Pins. I have lots of these. My favorites are the no-coil safety pins, though I like the plastic ones also.
String tags are a great way to keep track of what you are doing. If I want to mark something on my knitting that I did differently from the pattern, I’ll write it on one of these and pin it right to the spot. From the office supply store, and cheap.
I made these. They are probably not as practical as just plain ring markers, but they sure are pretty.
These are the more garden-variety kind of markers. My favorites, hands down, are the flexible rubber ones.
And a box in which to keep everything. This is from the hardware store…another great place to find knitting notions.