Tuesday on the YarnThing Podcast with Marly Bird: Indian Lake Artisans Hexagonal Needles!
Pam and Mark, owners and founders of Indian Lake Artisans, join Marly to talk about their hexagonal knitting needles, the new one to come out, and much more! Listen in below to hear all about it!
Pam is a lifelong artist and always valued quality tools. She and her husband, Mark, came up with the idea to make a new shape other than round and the hexagonal needle was born! The hexagonal shape is really great because it is easier on your hands than standard needles and the shape and the wood help the yarn stay on the needles. Their original straight needles are still being made and still have the cutest nature themed copper ends. (Julie’s favorite is the owl on the size 7). In the beginning, their smallest size was a US 10 (6 mm) because their equipment just couldn’t go smaller. Since then, they have improved their equipment with sharper blades and can now go down to a size 3 with walnut and cheery wood needles and, just coming out how, size 2 in maple! In addition to the straight needles, Pam and Mark also make double points and circular needles, cable needles, shawl pins (which also have the nature themed tops), and their own design of yarn bowls. Most of the needles, as mentioned, come in your choice of three woods (walnut, cheery, and maple) and come in different needle lengths. (Marly really likes the longer needle barrels on the circulars as they feel good in her hands). Pam and Mark are also totally willing to do custom orders and usually don’t charge any extra as they hand make everything. They are wonderful people and make an exceptional product they guarantee will last, check out their website IndianLakeArtisans.com to see all their awesome products!
And we can’t forget the Giveaway today! Leave a comment on this entry with Pam and Mark’s keyword for your chance to win a set of their double point needles in your choice of wood and size!
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