Wool Knitting Basics

What are the various natural wool knitting yarns that you will come across? There are all of them available in both local knitwear stores or online. Before buying any wool knitting products, think carefully, because some of those gorgeous natural fibres come with quite a hefty price tag. So, it is important that you know what you’re getting into before investing in the wool knitting products.

It is a common misconception that knitting is an art form. Actually, knitting is basically just the process of making yarn using the appropriate knitting needles. The knitting process is often referred to as needlework because the needles used in knitting have to be manipulated with the hands in order to get the desired results. So, it would be accurate to say that knitting wool products are not art forms per se, but it does depend a lot on how you choose to carry out the knitting process.

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If you have never made wool knitting products before, it may be best for you to choose to knit socks or gloves rather than anything else. The wool that you use for knitting socks or gloves is quite thick, so it would be a good idea to use a knitting needle with a smaller head, such as a 3-inch one. Knitting wool can be fairly tough on your fingers, so be sure to take extra care when wearing something delicate like wool socks or gloves.

There are plenty of yarns to choose from. Basically, there are two types of knitting yarns, polar and non-polar. Non-polar yarns tend to be softer and cheaper compared to polar yarn. For those who want to make some complex products with multiple colors, knitting with polar yarn may be recommended.

Before you go about this project, you need to have the correct tools and supplies. The basic tools you need for wool knitting projects include wool knitting needles (a pair will do), wool threads (if you intend to use wool threads), a knitting hook, a knitting pin, yarn glue, and the last of your needed fabric. It would also help if you have some spare wool balls, since you’ll be needing them for the final stage of your knitting. If you’re just starting out, it would be better if you use black wool threads.

To get started with wool knitting, you will first have to learn how to cast on. This is actually quite simple once you get a hang of it. The next step would be the increasing stage, where you’ll be knitting more tightly. Finally, you’ll have to do the decreasing stage in which you’ll be knitting more delicately, and finally, you’ll be finishing up your knitting products. As you can see, wool knitting is not that difficult at all once you get the hang of it.