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Old 09-24-2016, 10:56 AM   #11
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Re: New to knitting question

I went with continental due to already kneading how to crochet

And I'm going to say the opposite...I'd go with wool to start. You can get cheap wool at joanns or Michaels. Wool is not slippery or icky like acrylic. I actually burn my fingers using acrylic.

Go to the group with the old ladies but also go to and search YouTube channels

I taught myself to knit doing that five years ago...and caught on really quickly. I can do everything now from baby booties to xxl men's sweaters


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Old 09-24-2016, 11:00 AM   #12
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Re: New to knitting question

It's curious. To me, wool scrapes a bit when I'm knitting and i don't like that. (I mean, I'll deal if I'm making a sweater or something. ) i think the slipperiness seems to be more of a problem for me based on what the needles are made of. But, truthfully, i suppose i prefer it to be a little more slippery. Bamboo needles, for instance take me so much longer because they slow the flow so much.

For starting, i tend to try to find yarn that doesn't split as easily as i see that being a bigger problem. Having threads that catch when you're trying to pick up needles. Wool, also for me, trends to fray together a bit and i could see that being more difficult.

Such is the wonderment of finding what works for you, huh? It really is to each their own. Haha
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When I started i just youtubed everything. Be prepared to make some shapeless rectangles for a bit that look terrible, its all part of the process!
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