June 21 - 27, 2021
GOAL THIS WEEK: Gauge Swatch
Topic: Needle Selection
Selecting your needles is an important step in any pattern.
- Read through the pattern and observe how the garment is to be constructed. Is it knitted flat, in the round, etc. This will help you to select the best style (circular, DPNs, etc) of needle(s) you will need for this project.
- Look at the yarn you have selected for this project. Is the yarn slippery or sticky, wool or cotton, etc? What weight of yarn are you using for this project? Answering these questions will help you to select your knitting needle material (bamboo/wood, carbon, acrylic/plastic, metal, etc), which will work best for your project.