One-handed knitting device

Project  / Project number: 2005  /  Status:

The challenge

One-handed knitting deviceThe client was paralysed on her left side following a stroke and wished to continue with her knitting.

The device employs knitting needles modified to make them attach to a magnet. The magnet enables the free needle to be retained in a located position without hindering the movement of the stitches along the needle. The device was base mounted for clamping onto a suitable table. A right-hand standard wheelchair table supports this client’s good arm and the left table is used to position the knitting device.

Whilst the client initially knitted very slowly, with minimum practice her objective to be able to knit was achieved.

Consider an alternative design.