These wonderfully versatile Clover stitch holders open at both ends, so you can take the stitches off in whichever direction you want. You can knit the stitches straight off the holder too, or even take the central pin out and use it as a cable needle. Suitable when working with knitting needles from size 3.75mm to 8mm (US sizes 5-11). Length: 16.5cm (6 1/2"). Stitch holders are essential tools for keeping stitches in place when knitting a gap in your pattern (for instance either side of a neckline). They can be used to hold cable stitches too.