This Canadian Company Changes Lives, One Square Knitting Needle at a Time

24 August 2022

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Of all the knitting tools I’ve encountered, square needles are the most enigmatic. For knitters who experience pain or mobility issues in their hands and arms, they’re hailed as life-changing. But for others, they’re viewed with suspicion. Are there gauge issues with square needles? Do they feel weird in your hands? Are they slower than conventional round needles? Are they worth the investment?

To find some answers, I went to Canada’s very own source for square knitting needles: kollage SQUARE™.

What I discovered was a company as unique as the knitting and crochet tools that they make.

Gauge comparison image by Michelle Woodvine; all other images courtesy of kollage SQUARE™.

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About Michelle Woodvine

Michelle Woodvine is a Toronto-based freelance writer and editor on a quest to never stop learning and making. When not wordsmithing for others, Michelle can usually be found working on her trilogy of speculative fiction novels, learning a new skill, or goofing around with her family (including her very own rocket scientist, two teenage boys, and one feisty ginger cat). Follow the weird, wonderful, and wordy adventures @woodvinewrites or visit

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