How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Let’s look at why we need to have a Tapestry Needle when Knitting today of Day 4 from our Absolute Beginner Knitting Series.

Today, let’s understand exactly why we need a Tapestry Needle to start knitting.


ABOUT YOUR TAPESTRY NEEDLE

A tapestry needle, also called a yarn needle, is a large-eyed blunt sewing needle.

The eye of our needle large enough for even some of our heaviest yarn weights to fit through.

The tip of our needle is blunt, unlike a the sharpness of a sewing needle, so that it doesn’t split our yarn. Sometimes it has a bent tip, but straight tips are fine, too.

I like using these metal tapestry needles, and you’ll see plastic options, too.

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


WHY WE USE A TAPESTRY NEEDLE

Tapestry Needles are used to sew our knitted pieces together.

Weaving in Yarn Ends to Finish Knitting Project

Once we are finished knitting, we will be cutting our yarn and this dangling yarn is called our yarn tail.

We can’t just cut our yarn tail at this point because the yarn would unravel and our knitted piece would be ruined. So, we do something called weaving in our ends. We will have a yarn tail at both the start and end of our knitted project. We will use a tapestry needle to weave in our ends to finish our work.

Weaving in Yarn Ends when Changing Yarn Colors

When you change yarn colors, you will have yarn ends in your knitted piece. So, that’s another time we bring out the tapestry needle.

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

Embroidering Designs

Especially with cute little Knitted Softies, we will decorate our knitted piece with little designs. We can use embroidery techniques using yarn and our tapestry needle.

Decorating Knitted Desserts: Embroidery & Crochet Chains with Studio Knit


TIPS AND HACKS

Tapestry Needles can be really easy to misplace!  Some can be purchased in these little containers, but others are just loose or in cardboard.

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

I like keeping my tapestry needle in a little makeup bag. I receive a new Glam Bag each month from my Ipsy subscription, so I have a lot of cute ones. Get creative and find a special container, bag, or location to easily find both your tapestry needles and scissors.

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

If you’re in a bind and don’t have a tapestry needle nearby, I found that a bobby pin can help!  Let me know if you have any ideas for other tapestry needle hacks in the comments below!

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


PURCHASING TAPESTRY NEEDLE

We learn how to weave in our ends in Week 4. So, if you’d like, you can hold off on purchasing your tapestry needle until then.


VIDEO Tapestry Needle for Knitting


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ACTION ITEM OF THE DAY

Complete Your Knitting Tools Haul

Now that we’ve completed Week 1, here’s a simple suggestion for what to do next that will help you stay on track in the Series.

It’s time to make sure you have all the Knitting Tools you will need before we jump into Week 2 of our Series. Once you’ve located, borrowed, or purchased your materials, place all 4 items in a special place and I’ll see you next time!

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit


KNITTING KIT

For those of you who feel your head spinning with all the choices, I’m suggesting this basic, affordable knitting kit you can purchase online. Or just select the individual items directly from Amazon that you need below. Hope it helps!

 



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How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit

How to Use a Tapestry Needle in the Absolute Beginner Knitting Series by Studio Knit