Webster’s Knitting Needle Notions

a site devoted to the humble knitting needle

This site contains information about knitting needles and other knitting tools – not usually a big research subject.  But we need more information, especially about the history of knitting needles and knitting tools.  If you have information about any of the topics on this site or more details about any of the needle brands and companies – or about other brands we have not listed – please get in touch and share your information.

Click on the buttons below to view more content organised around the topics of history, an index of brand and company names, different types of “special” needle characteristics, and other categories.  Presentations related to knitting and other needlework and social history topics are also included.

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History of Knitting and the Knitting Needle

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American 19th century scrimshawed double-pointed knitting needles

Knitting Needle Brands and Company Names

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Labels on the shafts of American Standard brand knitting needles


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Boxed set of synthetic needles, including sterling stoppers, sorority emblems, and enamelled point protectors – the maker ?

Articles and Presentations


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Ivory Knitting Sheath Compendium – probably Dieppe, 19th century

Publications, Links and Websites



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Australian boxed set of sterling double point needles, probably made in the UK

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A “Sargasso Siren”, Spanish waistband clip knitting sheath with chains to hold tools.