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What You Need To Get Started With Knitting

1. Yarn
Choose the specific type of yarn you need for your first knitting project. Your yarn should match your needle. There are different yarns to choose from, so look closely. You can choose from a variety of yarn from super fine, medium, to super bulky, among others.

The bigger the project, the bigger the yarn. For example, you want to make a mobile phone holder or a purse, it is best to use medium to super bulky. The size of yarn differs with the size of your project.

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For beginners, it is best to start with the basics. No need to complicate things, knitting is a very relaxing hobby. One should enjoy it fully; start with any type of yarn you are confident with.

2. Needles
It is most recommended to use Bamboo needles. It is rather more expensive than the rest but makes knitting easier for 1st timers. If you want to start with metal ones, that’s fine as well, go ahead. The plastic ones are best for more skilled knitters because they tend to get caught, snagging your yarn, and it does tend to be quite a frustration, you wouldn’t want that.

If unsure of which needle size to go with, ask the store representative for advice. Single pointed knitting needles come in two sizes, 10″ or 14″. The 10″ is easier to handle for the not-so-knowledgeable in knitting and high – level knitting patterns, so I’d recommend these. It is very easy to handle, then you can eventually move on to a 14″.

If you are really serious in taking up knitting as a hobby, some stores offer discounts on Needle sets. It will come in handy, so if you want to splurge, go right ahead. No harm in having an extra needle around, when you misplace the other one. Trust me, which happens a lot in our house, better to have an extra one handy.

3. A pair of scissors
Scissors come in different sharpness and various sizes. No need to buy several different one. Just choose one that you are comfortable in handling. I’d recommend a medium sized one. Not too sharp, you wouldn’t want to snip-off your pretty fingers.Handle with care when using in your 1st knitting creation.

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4. A sewing needle
Needles come in different size. No harm having many in tow. Keep them in a safe place. I’d recommend keeping it in a small container, easy to open for quick sewing care.
You will need to sew in a few things into your knittingproject, personalizing your creation every step of the way.

5. A crochet hook
Knitting and crochet, come hand and in hand. Both have several techniques you would need to master in the long run.
Keep this handy in your knitting tool kit, just in case some of your projects require it.

Remember, you are only limited by your own imagination.Do not be afraid to combine techniques as you go along. Your project is your, after all.Happy Knitting!

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