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Leather and Cord Stitch Holder Kit by Cocoknits

$34.95 CAD
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When knitting top-down, seamless sweaters, there comes a point when you need to take your sleeve stitches off onto a holder. Safety-pin type stitch holders don’t work for this. Scrap yarn works, but tends to slip up into the stitches, making the job of getting each stitch back onto a needle laborious.

This leather cord stitch holder kit by Cocoknits has the flexibility of yarn, but is firm enough to keep stitches from disappearing into themselves. The interior-threaded needle means you can knit onto and off of the cord - like a leather circular needle. The needles screw onto, and off of, the leather cord. 

Product Details:

  • Needles made of nickel plated steel
  • Long cord holds stitches of sweater body - 59"/150cm
  • Short cords hold stitches of sleeves - 29.5"/75cm


  • Two interior-threaded needles
  • Three lengths of leather cord (one long, two short)

How to Use:

  • Use the Stitch Holder Kit in lieu of scrap yarn whenever you need to hold live stitches. The threaded needles allow you to knit off of your leather cord.
  • Keep the contents of your kit in the reusable kraft drawer, lined with 100% wool felt
  • Snipping the end of your leather cord at an angle will facilitate attaching the needle
  • Leather has a grain, so be sure to "go with the grain" when sliding stitches on and off of the cord


  • Leather can get dry and needs moisturizing. Cocoknits suggests treating the cord with a thread conditioner to keep your cords smooth and limber
  • Screw the needle on only until it is attached to the cord. If you continue to over-screw, you risk breaking the leather inside of the needle