Knitting Yarn
Most knitters enjoy the bargain-basement and consider getting a cheap yarn over those luxurious yarns from Nepal. This may be a good idea once you have learned the basics of knitting. However, if you are still a beginner, you still need to master the art of choosing the right yarn and the right needle for your project to become a work of art. It may be a good to save some money but if you wanted to create something that can be remembered by, then getting the best would be the most preferred.  
How do you pick the right needle?

At this point, you may have chosen your yarns for knitting. If there is a good knitting and crochet shop, most possibly, knitting kits are sold in this kind of shop. Kits include quality materials such as recycled silk sari yarns and perfect needles to complete your project.

Picking the right needle is not as easy as you think it could be. Keep in mind that there are a lot of kinds of needles in the market. There are needles made from plastic, metal, bamboo, and other materials. There are also circular needles, straight needles, and other knitting hooks. For any newbie, these are all confusing. Therefore, let us have a step by step guide in picking the right needle for you.

Step 1:

It doesn’t mean that a new project would require a new yarn and a new needle. What’s important is to have a good needle for knitting. Whenever you would go for needle shopping for your project, a beginner may be clueless with what to buy. However, for an experience knitter, this step would be easier.

Supposed you have a pattern ready. Patterns include information on the size of the needle to be used in order to complete the project. This is the size that you would be looking for whenever you go to a yarn store. Once you find the right size of the needle. You may now move on to the next step.

Step 2:

So, the problem now lies on what kind of needle you will choose. Each knitter uses different needles for some reasons. Perhaps, most knitters prefer to use wooden or bamboo because it feels comforting listening to the soft clicking sound they make when working on a project. Not to mention, these are a perfect match for silk yarns because it doesn’t produce too much friction. It keeps the stitches from sliding off the needles. In addition, beginners prefer wooden needles for the same reason.

Metal needles may be heavy but they are sturdy. Its slickness makes it easy for knitting as yarns slides right off the needles. Unlike wooden or bamboo needles, metal needles are cold hence; they are not suitable when you want to make a project during winter.

Lastly, plastic needles are more similar to wooden or bamboo needles. They are light and smooth and allow knitting to be easier and quicker. Among the other needles, plastic needles are the most flexible.

This is the chance for a newbie to try different needles until you will be able to find your favorite needle for your project.  

 


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