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    Knitting (?) What is this tool?

    Hi,

    Can anyone tell me what the red tool in this picture is? It's in the bottom row just to the right of center. I recently acquired one with no packaging. I have been unable to find any information on the Internet other than this picture, and when I try to magnify it, the text is too fuzzy to read.

    I'll probably have a "duh!" moment when I find out what it is, but any help is appreciated.

    Thanks!
    Teresa

    (I hope the picture displays OK.)
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    #2
    Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

    I don't have any idea. Hrmmm...I bet someone here knows though...I'm right along with you.

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      #3
      Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

      I don't know either. Could you post a close-up of the tool?

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        #4
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        Here's my best guess: It looks like most of the products in the picture are Boye, so I googled: Boye knitting. Wright's products makes/sells/whatever Boye products, so I started poking around the Boye catalog:
        http://www.wrights.com/wrights/produ...e/boyeline.htm

        Here's the closest I found -- a tatting needle:
        http://www.wrights.com/wrights/produ...ne/7410_lg.htm

        Hope this moves you along!

        -- Ruth Ann

        Edited: After looking at it again, it looks too large for a tatting shuttle -- it's almost as large as knitting needles beside it. Also, it doesn't look to have the Boye logo.

        Maybe if you posted a picture of the tool you have, it would be easier to identify.
        Ruth Ann in MA

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          #5
          Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

          Yes, it is a Boye product (it says 'Boye' on it) but I couldn't find anything in their current product catalog that is similar. I did see the tatting shuttles, but it is not one of those. On first glance it reminded me of a red plastic pie server that I have - about the same size and shape...

          I will try to take a a couple of pictures and post them tomorrow.

          Thanks much for the replies!

          Teresa

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            #6
            Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

            OK, here are a couple of photos - front, back and side. Notice the two little notches that are diagonally opposite on the main section.

            Any ideas??

            Thanks!
            Teresa
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              #7
              Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

              One other thing - I didn't think to include a ruler in the photos, but this tool is almost 12 inches long and about 2 1/2 inches wide.

              Teresa

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                #8
                Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                Wow -- that is a mystery! The little notches make me think it's some sort of a winder/shuttle, but why the offset? And what is the point for?

                Did you try emailing [email protected] with your pictures and a note about where the thingie is on the product display photo on their website? Maybe there's someone with 'institutional knowledge' who would remember.

                Keep us posted!

                -- Ruth Ann
                Ruth Ann in MA

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                  #9
                  Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                  Good idea - I just sent them an email and will let you know if I hear back!

                  Teresa

                  Originally posted by craftyrad View Post
                  Did you try emailing [email protected] with your pictures and a note about where the thingie is on the product display photo on their website? Maybe there's someone with 'institutional knowledge' who would remember.

                  Keep us posted!

                  -- Ruth Ann

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                    #10
                    Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                    OK, I don't knit, but would it be something to slide between the stitches so you can slip a yarn needle through the notches to sew two panels together? It looks like a splicer of some sort.

                    I guess I'll just have to wait for the e-mail like everybody else!
                    Be who you are and say what you feel
                    because those who mind don't matter,
                    and those who matter don't mind. - Dr. Seuss

                    http://www.toggpine.wordpress.com

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                      #11
                      Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                      I have not received any response to the email that I sent to Wright/Boye yet. I have also tried to do additional research online but have found nothing else in either text or image searches. For a minute I thought that maybe it was a tassel maker, but I was unable to find anything to support that theory. This is really eating up a lot of time, so, unless someone else here has some thoughts, I am going to put it on the back burner for now. Then, of course, the information will pop out at me when and where I least expect it! :>)

                      If get a response to my email I will post back here...same if I run across information elsewhere...and I would still appreciate any information that any contributors here have to add. If any of you are members of a knitting forum feel free to ask about it and use my photos. I don't belong to any and didn't want to join just for this (I belong to too many groups already!)

                      Thanks for your interest!

                      Teresa

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                        #12
                        Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                        FOUND IT! Since the tool is about 2 1/2" wide, I thought it might be something to cut rug yarn for latch hooking, so I googled: "latch hook" tool cut
                        and found this:
                        http://www.sewingpatterns4less.com/i...1&currency=USD

                        BINGO!!

                        -- Ruth Ann
                        Last edited by craftyrad; March 28th, 2010, 09:53 PM.
                        Ruth Ann in MA

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                          #13
                          Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                          Then I googled: boye "yarn cutting tool" and eventually found this which shows how to use it:
                          http://www.auctiva.com/hostedimages/...0,0,0&format=0

                          Whew -- don't we feel better now?!?

                          -- Ruth Ann
                          Ruth Ann in MA

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                            #14
                            Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                            Thank you. Glad to know what it is-- I've been knitting for years and never saw anything like it!

                            Kathy

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                              #15
                              Re: Knitting (?) What is this tool?

                              Woo-hoo!! I thought that I was a pretty decent Internet searcher, but Ruth Ann, you are a super sleuth! There's nothing like a good mystery, is there?

                              I feel like I should send it to you - especially since I am not likely to take up latch hook rug-making any time soon. Interested?

                              Thanks for going the extra mile on this!

                              Teresa

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