First, my new favorite tool, the flat, bent tip needle (Bodkin needle).
I would really like one about 2 inches longer, but haven’t found it yet. This one is almost three inches long. I use it to help when I am switching to my working yarn with the ribber in place on the my circular sock machine. You need to thread the yarn into the machine and get it down into the cylinder to knit with it. This needle is much easier for me to use than a latch hook tool that is fished up from below. Check out my little video below.
Next is a video to show you how I latch up or “pick up” a dropped ribber stitch. I had a lot of experience latching them up until I got my ribber correctly timed to the machine and the yarn guide placement adjusted correctly. The only other videos I found about picking up stitches showed how to latch up a dropped cylinder stitch. So this morning when I dropped a rib stitch when transferring it to the cylinder needle, I knew I would have a dropped stitch to fix when I took the ribber off. So here it is.