Baby Sock Knitting Tools – Clover Chibi Metal Straight Darning Needles Review


I have been using Clover Chibi Metal Darning Needles for the past five years or more. These Japan-made tools have been valuable in my knitting projects especially in making baby socks!

In the photo above, I am showing the straight darning needles. The curved darning needles (comes in a yellow case) are just as good and are great to use as well.


1. They are inexpensive.
2. The needles last for a long period of time.
3. The darning needles are sturdy and pleasant to use.
4. Clover designed a clear tube so that you can easily see what tools you have.
5. The container is easy to open.
6. The needles are blunt enough that they don’t hurt your hand when binding off socks, hats, fingerless gloves, or any knitting project where you’re sewing seams together as well.
7. The cap is easy to twist off.
8. The design of the darning needle container is knitter-friendly with soft edges and sides so that it doesn’t snag your yarn.
9. The needle set comes in three sizes and widths for various yarn weights and sizes.

Happy Baby Sock Knitting!

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Jimmy Beans Wool Review — A Great Place to Buy Sock Yarn

Cascade Yarn 200 bought from Jimmy Beans Wool online yarn store
Phone camera photo of recent package of beautiful Cascade200 fingering weight sock yarns from Jimmy Beans Wool


I love supporting local yarn and knitting shops when possible. I also love finding great places online to shop from that have friendly service as well as quick shipping.

Recently I came across Jimmy Beans Wool online when I was searching for vibrant sock yarn colors for the Baby Sock Knitting book I’m working on writing now. I found some lovely colors of wool fingering weight yarn by Cascade Yarns called Cascade200. They’re beautiful!

I look forward to knitting with them and seeing how cute, functional, and warm they knit up into baby socks!

I took a few quick photos with our professional digital camera
in our limited lighting since it is night. I might upload those or retake some with the finished product using my favorite natural light choice for photography. My camera phone photos will have to do for now. 🙂

So far, I highly recommend buying yarn from Jimmy Beans Wool! These are the reasons why:

1. Shipping was extremely quick!

2. My products (including gift knitting needles for our daughter) arrived with sufficient padding and was not damaged.

3. Jimmy Beans Wool carries great quality items! I found different brands of bamboo needles I enjoy using as well.

4. My online shopping experience was quick and easy and their website interface makes for clear navigation and visibility. My husband and I design some websites using Adobe and this matters a lot. (Side note: In due time, we may transfer this website into an Adobe one as well but the other projects are taking precedence now.)

Note: I was not paid or asked to write this review. I found a great place to buy sock yarn online and wanted to share that with my daily readers. 🙂

Happy Baby Sock Knitting!

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