Inspired by the Romney flock at a local farm (my favorite breed of sheep's wool to spin) these tools will make a great gift for your best knitting friend and useful tool for your own knitting bag. This listing is for either a Sheep Knitting Needle Gauge, Sheep Crochet Hook Gauge or a Sheep Wraps Per Inch (WPI) tool.
The knitting needle gauge's precise holes are laser cut from alder hardwood, perfect for measuring knitting needles from sizes 0 to 17. Both the US sizes and metric measurement are clearly etched above and below each hole to ensure it is universal for every knitter.
The wraps per inch WPI sheep is a handy little too for measuring the thickness of any yarn. Simply wrap the yarn around his belly into the inch wide notch. Compare the number of times your yarn fits in the slot with the key at his haunches and you'll know if you've spun up a bulky, worsted or sport weight yarn.
Each piece is hand sanded after laser cutting to smooth out corners and edges.
It is important to me that each item I make is special. Alder is an American hardwood with a natural sparkle and a subtle grain that enhances my laser-etched designs. Local to my home region here in the Northeast, it is sustainable, durable material that gives each hand-finished tool a unique character and the stylish look and feel of real wood.
Each of these needle gauges and WPI tools measure approximately 2 3/4" x 4" x 1/8". Because it is made of a natural material, the appearance of each item may slightly vary.