Quick bit of research

Suzie Blackman
Thursday, 18 March 2010

I had an exciting idea a few days ago, and set about designing a credit-card sized, metric needle gauge with 5 cm / 2 inch rule and WPI gauge. After much battling with Illustrator the design is ready. I was planning to use these as promotional items, but it seems that getting them laser cut will cost much more than I hoped so I’ll have to get quite a few in order to make it worthwhile.

My questions are:

  • Would you buy one?
  • Would you prefer it to be made of recycled board (so it would fit in your wallet), 3 mm tough acrylic, or 6 mm wood?
  • How much would you be prepared to pay for such a thing?

Either comment below, PM me on Ravelry (suziesparkle), or use the contact form.

I’ll put everyone who has responded into a draw for a free one if I get them made.


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Suzie Blackman

The dyer, designer, photographer, creative technologist and maker-of-things behind It's a Stitch Up. She lives in East London in a home filled with colour, fluff and house plants.


  1. mooncalf39 says:

    I do have a needle gauge somewhere but I’m not sure if I’ve ever used it. I’ve never used a WPI gauge either.

    I used to have a little ruler but one day I left it upstairs and I was so lazy that instead of going to get it I downloaded an iPhone app called RulerPlus which has a 2″ ruler. I suppose I’m not a very gadgetty knitter…

  2. amanda says:

    I’ve been meaning to buy a needle gauge for a while so would definitely consider buying one – wouldn’t spend much though as I am a cheapskate! No more than £3 I reckon. I would prefer a wooden one, but would go for acrylic if wood was too expensive. Wouldn’t be interested in a board one for my wallet as I tend to keep all of my knitting things together in one bag. Hope this helps – keep up the good work!

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