NKK Blog — products

An Announcement Regarding Ball Winders and Swifts

Posted by Michael Gallagher on

As we transition the company, we have hit one of the most feared walls for any manufacturer: loss of knowledge. When Mike passed, we lost the wealth of knowledge of the small details required to make the Nancy's Knit Knacks Ball Winder and Swifts the wonderful machines that they are. I would rather have disappointed customers from lack of product, rather than poor quality machines being sent out across the globe. Effectively immediately we are hitting pause on all sales for the ball winder, swifts, and some other smaller items while we regroup. We will work to fully understand the...

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Handspinning Resources: Tutorials, Tips & Tools

Posted by Michael Gallagher on

The Tour de Fleece has brought spinners throughout the globe together since 2012, challenging fiber artists to spin every day the the Tour de France rides. Since the cycling event has been rescheduled for August 29-September 20, some Tour de Fleece spinners decided to spin this month during the originally-scheduled dates, and participants will be able to take a victory lap when the official Tour de France rides again this fall!  We were amazed by the beautiful fibers and handspun yarns shared this month on Instagram, Facebook and Ravelry, and look forward to seeing another round of handspun goodness when...

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How to Measure Those "Mystery Yarns" in Your Stash

Posted by MIchael Gallagher on

Every knitter, crocheter or weaver has them: mysterious skeins of yarn that have long since lost their labels and have been partially used up at one point or another.  With all of the clever patterns coming out which use mini skeins and scrap yarn, you might wish to revisit these forgotten skeins and find a new use for them, other than taking up space in your stash. But how do you know if you have the correct weight of yarn or enough yardage to make what you want?  Here's where a few handy tools come to the rescue: using a...

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New Owner + 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by Michael Gallagher on

What’s on your wish list from NKK Tools this holiday season? Here are some of our best-loved products to give and get this year.

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