Knitting with screwdrivers

(…or, if you prefer, ‘Purling with Pozidrives‘ πŸ™‚ )

At last, the long-awaited sequel to Knitting with spanners, which I wrote back in November 2013.

As you might expect, the basics of knitting are not too hard to grasp. (If I can do it, so can you.)

However, most blokes might be put off having a go at knitting because they think it’s not very…erm…macho. But if you are a bloke who has secret leanings towards knitting, here’s how you can try it without fear of embarrassment.

First, get a big tough-looking toolbox, preferably Β black (but any colour will do as long as it’s not pastel). Then select two screwdrivers. I used one Pozidrive and one Phillips. They were approximately eight or nine centimetres long (not including the hand grips). No special reason except that having a screwdriver long enough so that your yarn doesn’t fall off, isΒ just good common sense.

Then, sinply start knitting. You’ll find tutorials everywhere, although maybe not at B & Q πŸ™‚

You’ll get better the more you practise.

And if you get really good…

…you might like to knit your own hi-vis jacket! (As worn by all blokes in bloke-y jobs eg bricklaying, motorway construction, digger driving etc.)

Oh, and if you’re not sure what sitch I have used in the picture gallery, it’s…

…Screwdriver Stockinette πŸ™‚


5 thoughts on “Knitting with screwdrivers

  1. That’s such a shame. He could be missing out on a wonderful experience. Maybe he could knit himself a mask so nobody will recognize him when he’s knitting. He could become an incognito Knitting Superhero πŸ™‚


  2. My hubby keeps hinting at me to make rabbit nets with my crochet hook.
    I reckon I should steer him towards your unusual, and very macho, way of knitting, so he can happily, and secretly, practice all he wants until he succeeds in making his own – just think of how proud he’d be? Lol

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    1. Mr Night Owl may be interested in the netmaking posts on this blog. Just click ‘netmaking’ on the categories list to find them. I hope to add a few clear basic tutorials on netmaking very soon so keep a look out for them on the CraftShack. πŸ™‚

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