19 votes
Accepted

What fiber crafts can I do when I am allergic to wool?

Yes, while you may lose some techniques that depend on wool's specific properties (like felting), there are a variety of fibers still available to the wool-allergic: Other Animal Fibers Alpaca is the ...
user avatar
  • 926
12 votes

What circular knitting needles can I use if I am allergic to nickel?

Non-metal circular knitting needles (wood or bamboo) are also available. This is an example of bamboo needles with a plastic cord connecting them:
user avatar
  • 4,266
11 votes

I have a model with a latex allergy: what are my other options?

If your models cannot be in contact with latex you can use alternatives. Since Latex comes in many forms it's not entirely clear which form you're using but I assume you're mainly referring to latex ...
user avatar
  • 1,082
7 votes
Accepted

What circular knitting needles can I use if I am allergic to nickel?

There are a number of non-nickel options available, though the good ones tend to be more expensive than the mainstream options and the inexpensive ones of poorer quality. The most established options: ...
user avatar
  • 926
4 votes

I have a model with a latex allergy: what are my other options?

The "go-to" material for a lot of people is something that is inexpensive and easy to make using gelatin and glycerin (and sometimes additional ingredients). It can be used directly or ...
user avatar
  • 9,905
4 votes

What circular knitting needles can I use if I am allergic to nickel?

ChiaoGoo Red Lace are my favorite needles, and they’re made of surgical steel, which should be safe for people allergic to nickel. ChiaoGoo’s FAQ seems to say that while some of their older bamboo ...
user avatar
3 votes

What circular knitting needles can I use if I am allergic to nickel?

Addi, famous for their exquisitely smooth nickel needles, also makes two other styles involving brass instead of nickel: Addi Turbo Lace Knitting needles: the entire needle is made of brass (top ...
user avatar
  • 1,005
2 votes

What fiber crafts can I do when I am allergic to wool?

I crochet with cotton threads from DMC. You can also look into embroidery and cross-stitch. Cross-stitch can take a long time (especially for big pieces) but are really rewarding. You can pick up ...
user avatar
2 votes

What fiber crafts can I do when I am allergic to wool?

I'm allergic to wool and I knit daily. Bamboo is my favorite but silk, linen, hemp, there are even fibres based on nettles and seaweed. I have also knitted cashmere and alpaca with no issues at all.
user avatar
1 vote

What circular knitting needles can I use if I am allergic to nickel?

The other option that you can do if you have a set that you love is use clear nail polish to seal the metal. While you use the nail polish, use nitrile gloves as a barrier to avoid touching the nickel....
user avatar
  • 403

Only top scored, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible