Buying Knitting Needles
There are factors to consider when buying knitting needles. This would include the:
- Style or Type
- Interchangeable Nature
When it comes to the size of the knitting needle, you need to consider their diameters. They usually range from 0 to 15 (smallest to largest). In Europe, their knitting needles are measured in millimeters instead of diameter. To be on the safe side and so that you won’t have problems while doing knitting projects, just buy needles of different sizes.
As for the type of knitting needle, you will find a range of designs that serve distinct purposes. This would include circular, straight and double-pointed needle designs. If you want to do some flat knitting stitches then go for straight knitting needles. Just the same, if you want to do some round knitting, you can use circular or double-pointed knitting needles. The only difference between circular and double-pointed needles is that the latter is only utilized for smaller projects like socks and gloves.
The shaft is another factor to consider in buying knitting needles. The usual measurement for the shat is 9 inches to 14 inches. For your knitting stitches, it is a good idea to buy a long shaft.
However, make sure it is not too long or you will have a hard time using it.