A knit sheath is a tool used to support the right hand needle and all boss knitters back in the day had one. They could knit and walk and carry 50 tonnes of stuff on their back. I’ll never be tough enough to carry 50 tonnes of stuff but I am getting pretty good with a knit sheath.
I’m learning to use a knit sheath and making a Hue Shift Afghan. Now I’ve found myself a new guide: Hazel Tindall, the World’s Fastest Knitter.
Part 1: Teaching myself how to use a knit sheath. There was an earlier video that was so bad no one will get to see it. Ever. But I’m getting better.
Two hundred years ago any serious knitter used a knit sheath. Where did they go, what were they used for, and do I need one? (Of course I do!)