Knitting Needle

About this object

History of use

For knitting Cowichan sweaters.


The needles were purchased in a craft shop in Koksilah. By that point, most women knitting Cowichan sweaters were using plastic needles.

Cultural context

economic activity; domestic; textiles

Physical description

Set of nine knitting needles (parts a-i), hand carved from spirea wood. Points at both ends.