From scarves to sweaters to socks and more, knitting is a great way to create custom clothing and accessories. It’s not just a hobby for grandmas, knitting is enjoyed by people of all ages who enjoy making their own crafts and more. One of the most important things every knitter needs: a set of knitting needles.
However, all knitting needles are the same. There are a number of different varieties available. Single-pointed knitting needles are the most popular variety. These knitting needles are straight and have a pointed end and an end with a stopper on it. Although you cannot use this type of needle for knitting in the round, such as making mittens or socks, for example, they are suitable for any type of flat project. Bamboo varieties result in fewer wasted stitches compared to metal needles.
Double-pointed needles have points at both ends, as the name suggests, and are great for knitting in the round because you can knit from either end. Smaller than circular needles, you can use double-pointed needles to knit sleeves or mittens, for example. If you want to avoid wasted stitches, opt for wooden or coated knitting needles.
Circular knitting needles are suitable for most knitting projects, both round and flat. They consist of two needles which are connected by a cord. These needles are also suitable for people with sore hands and wrists as there is a longer area to hold the stitches. If you’re looking for versatility, opt for interchangeable knitting needles. With these, you can change needle sizes and cable lengths, so you can customize a setup for the project you’re working on.