Knitting Needles, Which One Is The Best?

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Let’s start by introducing some types of Knitting Needles.

Regarding the Knitting Needles, either one will do. However, there are several models, such as aluminum, steel and even wood. People use aluminum needles a lot because they are more affordable than other needles.

Knitting Needles

There are three types of knitting needles: single-point needles (standard needles), double-pointed needles and circular needles (joined by a cable). Each of these is applied according to the ultimate goal. These can be made of various materials (wood, bamboo, carbon fiber, metal and plastic) and can have various calibers and lengths.

Here is a table with the conversions of some calibers that the knitting needles may present (note: there may be some variations in the correspondence, depending on the brand of the needles):

For those who are beginning to work knitting yarn, some common questions arise, such as which to choose the best type of needle, after all, are several models.

Size and thickness are two factors that can determine when to choose depending on the knitting project. But one must also take into account the material that makes up the needle and even the effort that is required when knitting, on hands, arms and shoulders.

To find out which ones have more to do with you and your work, see the main characteristics of each one:

Knitting Needles Material

Plastic Needles – Plastic is usually reserved for larger and thicker needles, and to prevent them from becoming too heavy, the inside is hollow.

Aluminum Needles – Aluminum needles are lightweight and easy to handle. This type of material allows the meshes to slide easily, advantag eous when working with more open stitches.

Metal needles – heavier than other needles, they are quite smooth, which allows the knits to slide easily as well.

Wood / bamboo needles – lighter, these also allow the knits to glide smoothly, but in a controllable way. They are great for anyone who has joint problems.

Knitting Needles Types

Classic  – are long and thick, most of the work gets concentrated on the tips, which makes the work heavier. But there are already needles of this type whose specific thickness is concentrated at the tips, relieving the workload a little.

Knitting Needles – Auxiliary knitting needles are suitable for repeated movements, but have the disadvantage of starting easily and frequently.

Knitting Needles Two – pronged knitting needles are practical, used in sets of 4 or 5, super suitable for knitting gloves, socks or other work with reduced diameters.

Flexible  – these are already ideal for large jobs.

Circular – are suitable for knitting round or tube shaped pieces.


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