I’m $93 over budget this month. Plus $20 for a tank of gas today. That’s not too bad i guess. Still under my average monthly spend, just last month I had insurance due and dental. So... I mean, I guess $20 isn’t the end of the world. Hey, at least it’s stuff I can use (erasers, pens, decorations, chalkboards, clipboards, hanging organizers). I had planned on 2 organizers and the needles, but then the register told me the section is on clearance. So... I basically got $110 worth of stuff for $11, when I expected to pay $5 for $11 value of that. Truth be told, I’d have paid full retail value (less 20% coupon) for the2 orignal organizers - one I had been looking for already at a $5 price point cutoff.
As for the knitting needles...I mean, unfinished projects is kinda my jam. 😂😅
Does anyone have recommendations for brands/stores to consider when buying a set of interchangeable knitting needles? Ideally I could get it online, and my preference is for aluminum (or another sleek material). While I love the aesthetic of wood/bamboo needles, I'm a tight knitter and the yarn just slides better on the metal-type needles.
I love the idea of having a 'one-and-done' solution for needles, as I don't like the hassle of tracking down the right size needles, and I like that with circulars, I wouldn't have to worry about stitches coming off the needles.
What do you think? I'm a beginner, so any thoughts, advice and recommendations would be greatly appreciated!
I have eighteen pairs of wooden needles in varying sizes that I got as a set. They all came in elongated individual plastic bags, but some of them have ripped or gotten lost. Is there an easy way to organize needles by pairs or do you just store them all together and then sort through every one to find the other half?
Also forgot to add I was 22 at the time.
So this happened just before Christmas when I was making some chunky blankets for my grandparents and my boyfriends parents as gifts. And I was using a technique called hand knitting (you use your hands as needles instead) but because I want to make a decent size blanket I dont have enough arm to make it so I had to use big knitting needles. But these are like the hollow plastic ones you can get at Michael's not the wooden ones.
So around the beginning of december I was just about to finish the first blanket and havent started the second one (I had to do a lot of trial and error with the first one) so I was crunch for time so I was starting to bring this blanket with me when I go out because I wanted to get it done.
So I had gone to the grocery store with my mom and I knew she was going to be a while but I didnt want to wait in the car. So I went inside with her and sat on the bench at the front and knit.
After about 20 minutes ( a few rows that had to be unravel) a woman came up to me and started conversation with me. At this time I was familiar with entitled people (thx reddit) so I was a little weary. This woman looked to be in her 50s and wearing a very floofy looking winter coat that looks more to show then to actually protect from the cold. (Btw this is canada winter). She asked me what I was making and such etc. When she asked me if I was selling the blankets and wants to buy the one that I was making at that moment. Before i could say no she started to go grab my blanket. I pulled back and immediately got up and told her no I wasnt selling and no she couldn't have this one and putting away my blanket.
She started to scream at me, accusing me of stealing her blanket and actually succeeded to grab my blanket and started to pull. Luckily I was still holding onto the needle that had my current row on. Let me just say that her pulling on my blanket didnt do that much damage and it just tighten the loops within the blanket and just stretched it but I was mad , overwhelmed, and anxious that this woman was trying to take the blanket that I was knitting for my grandparents. So as I was yelling at this woman to let go of my blanket and during my overwhelmingly situation. And she was starting to get physical by pushing and slapping me so in retort, I grabbed the free needle and whacked her hard on the side of her head with the bottom of the needle (not the pointy part). And in result she let's go of the blanket... keep reading on reddit ➡
Hello all, just a thought that crossed my mind. I was thinking about buying an old knitted jumper from a charity shop and unpicking it for some yarn. My question is how would I tell what needles to use in order to get the correct guage for the yarn?
Many thanks for any advice you can give!
Per the title, I was just curious if there are any yarn/needle arts groups/clubs/meetups geared towards younger people in Columbus. I would love to join a local group where we could talk about what we’re working on or just chat in general, but ideally I’d like members to be somewhat like me (around 20s/young processionals age). Nothing wrong with a more diverse group but I definitely wouldn’t mind doing something like going to a bar with members after meetings (post-COVID, of course).
If there’s something like this that already exists, please let me know! If not, and people would be interested, also let me know and maybe we can set something up. At least for the time being I’m sure zoom could work well.
It seems the littlest things are the ones that are the hardest to find - I'm looking for a European (preferably UK) manufacturer of knitting needles. Does anyone have any hints?
I was thinking of painting my bamboo needles with clear nail polish to try and keep the size from rubbing off. Thoughts? Would this work?
Does anyone know one where I can use straight needles? total beginner here! thank you so much :)
You know the ones, the expensive sets of needles of different sizes and interchangeable cords of different lengths. Every time I need a set of circular needles I consider them for a bit, before deciding I don't have the money to spare right now, and just buy the ones I need. My question is, are they worth it? By now I've got quite the collection of circular needles in different sizes and lengths, so it seems unnecessary, but then I start a new project and end up spending $10 on a new set of circulars I don't have, or buying a bargain set on amazon of 8 or 10 different sizes in the same length. Is it worth replacing my collection with the interchangeable ones? Or by now is it better to continue to buy them as I need them?
I work in a public hospital in Melbourne Australia, as a leisure therapist. I admit my knitting knowledge is non-existent. I need a little help with knitting needles.
In the past I have just shown the resource box to patients and they took what they needed (it's run out). I have a patient asking for size 8 and size 10 needles. I've checked the spotlight website and I see sizes are in millimetres. So I looked up the sizing charts, but there are US and British sizes which are both very different.
My question is, in Australia, do we use the British size needles or the US ones (when someone refers to size 10)? I'm guessing it's the British sizes - Just want to confirm before buying.
I am so grateful for any answers/advice - Thank you!!
Do people know where to find knitting needles in between 2mm and 1.75mm? Straight or circular.... Or how to fix my gauge =) I'm based in the US.
I've invested too much time and yarn into this project to quit. I was hopeful that this sweater -- my first sweater knit as an adult-- would be the one I would actually wear. It was so unobtrusive -- no wacky colors-- that I hoped to wear it with everything. It's painful to have it on time out.
I started knitting it this January, with lace-weight yarn on size 2mm stainless circulars bottom up, winging it. And it fit me, until I stopped working in the round at the armpits and started working flat to do the upper back. When working flat, my gauge changed and it became noticeably looser. Unfortunately my gauge is too tight on the next needle down.
So, anyone have suggestions? (Other than don't make up a pattern when using lace-weight yarn=) I'm learning here and oh is it painful.
Already Attempted Fixes:
I switched to 1.75mm stainless needles and began knitting again (See attached pictures). But now the gauge is too tight, making the upper back too small. The fabric feels a little stiffer, but not obnoxiously so. If I leave it, I will be unable to add the finished cap sleeves, and, more importantly, unable to wear a bra with it. (I've tried wearing the top without a bra -- the top shows everything. I can't wear this top braless.)
I grafted additional stitches on each side at the armpits using 1.75mm stainless needles, which half worked, but I was optimistic and added too few stitches to each side. I frogged the grafted stitches.
I'm hypothesizing that if I graft enough stitches to each side of the back, beginning at the armpits, to cover my bra straps, it'll look weird b/c there will be extra rib columns that will appear from nowhere.
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Best line I've heard so far in MSW.
I knit Portuguese style, and for this technique traditionally specific dpns are used, which have a needle tip and a hooked tip like this. Unfortunately that etsy link is the only vendor I was able to find that sells this type of needles, and they're quite expensive (between the price and the shipping it would be more than 30 € for a single 5 needles set).
I'd rather not spend that much money on something that I may or may not like (to be perfectly clear, I can use regular dpns, but with how the yarn is held in Portuguese knitting it's quite fiddly).
So I ask you, does anyone knows where to buy something like this?
please i need to know if this is an actual movie or some fucked up fever dream i had as a kid
I'm flying southwest tomorrow, and just want to make sure if I bring my bag of chiaogoo metal knitting needles with me they won't get confiscated? Tsa says they "reccomend" wood ones but just wanted to check in with you all!
I hate them, I’d rather do everything with straight needles. I can’t seem to work with circular needles. My stitches get tangle and crooked and I can’t do much about it.
How do I best destash knitting and crochet needles I HAVE HUNDREDS, inherited from my grandma and how do I price them ?
I tried doing a grab bag of 40+ items for $30 on the Facebook destash groups but no luck
Any ideas or is this a lost cause and should I just donate ? I have knitting needles, Afghan hooks, circle knitting needles so so many and majority all new !
I’m trying to make a hat for the upcoming winter, but I keep failing. The plastic cord connecting the needles seems much too long and I’m worried my hat will be too lose. Im not sure what to do... videos or links are welcome.
I have been knitting a lot of socks with magic loop method. I have a new Takumi that I've knitted two sets on and it's already starting to fail at the join.
I am looking for recommendation for nicer circular needles with a steel wire cable. I've seen a few youtube knitters use them but, they don't give the brand name in the description or in the video.
Any recommendations are appreciated.
I've got an idea that involves taking thin steel knitting needles and using them as an emergency or spare weapon.
Let's say that a character enters a gala or ball that forbids weapons and they decide to use their knitting needles as decoration for their hair as a hidden weapon of sorts in case of an emergency.
My character has needles just because she is trying out an idea wich involves harvesting and spinning her dog boyfriend's (homebrew Okami race) fur and knitting things out of them, and I think it would be really interesting trying to implement them in such a situation.
Any idea what kind of stat or attack they would be? I'm thinking something like 1d4 piercing or 2d4 piercing for both, but what do you guys think would be appropriate? For context, I'm thinking of a 5.25 mm steel needle if that helps
Hello, sorry if this question doesn't belong here. Just let me know and I'll remove it.
I'm looking for a place that sells nice wooden knitting needles in the UK. The reason why I prefer wood is because I really don't like the way thin metal needles get bent out of shape.
Also, I'm kind of curious, where do you guys get your needles from?Thank you!
Edit: Thank you very much all! Yestderay I purchased a pair of 3mm Sirdir needles from the WoolWarehouse. I have had good experiences buying wool from them before, didn't realise they sold needles!
I'm using size 11 to make a mitten, and it feels like it's taking a lot more effort than making a scarf did.
Thanks for the help!
I'm a knitting novice and encountered a pattern I cannot figure out. Help?
So rather than starting with casting on stitches like every other pattern I've used, it starts with yarn over twice as the first round and the second round is k1, k1-tbl. I'm stuck because from my understanding, you yarn over the right hand needle to knit into the left hand needle. But if you just yarn over twice on the right then there's nothing to knit into on the left side. Anyone able to explain it? I can give more detail if needed or post a picture of the page if the mods will allow it, but it's from a published book so I'm not sure if that's allowed. Any help is greatly appreciated!
Edit: here's the excerpt of the pattern
Edit 2: problem solved thanks to u/jendeavours
I was looking to buy a set of interchangeable circular knitting needles for around 50$. Does anyone have any recommendations? So far the only needles I’ve knit with are the wooden ones from Joanne’s or Michaels.