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Old 03-14-2007, 09:51 AM   #1
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Knit vs. Crochet

Can someone explain the difference to me "nice and slow so's I's can understand ya"?

Visually, I can see a difference, but I don't understand it in terms of functionality or feel, etc.

Thanks!

oh, and is crochet usually less expensive?

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Old 03-14-2007, 10:07 AM   #2
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Sorry, I can't help. But I wanna know too!

I once asked my MIL, "How can you tell the difference between crochet and knitting?" and she replied, "I just can. It's different stitches." Um, I guess I should have asked, How can I tell the difference?"
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:09 AM   #3
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Re: Knit vs. Crochet

I do know that crocheting takes more yarn than knitting, I think it's 1/3 more - but don't quote me on that exact amount
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crocheted is thicker also-maybe bc it takes more yarn?
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:26 AM   #5
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Re: Knit vs. Crochet

crochet takes more yarn....but knit takes more time.

Look at the stitches:


Thr rainbow and pink/green are knit. The ones on the far right are crochet.
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Re: Knit vs. Crochet

Usually crochet seems a lot thicker IMO and bulkier. I honestly don't prefer knit over crochet - at least with the stuff I own. My crochet is pretty tight and I like it just fine. Some people find crochet holds in the pee better, maybe because it's thicker. I've never noticed a difference with the stuff I own, except for a select couple soakers I have that are knit and really thin.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:32 AM   #7
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Crochet also pills like crazy in my experience. I made DD shorties and longies using a variety of different yarns, and there's no comparison between knit and crochet - crochet pills like mad and don't stop, wheras the knit tend to pill badly a couple of times, then settle down..
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I looooooove crochet. I used to think it was ugly but now, for some reason, I think it's beautiful! I love how it looks, I love how bulletproof it is, I just love it. I love to use it at night and for naps, because it's thicker and uses more yarn so it holds more moisture.

Here is another pic of the difference in stitches:
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:19 PM   #9
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Re: Knit vs. Crochet

Awwww... I see Delaney's first pair of longies right there on the right.. Cute shirt to go with it!

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crochet takes more yarn....but knit takes more time.

Look at the stitches:


Thr rainbow and pink/green are knit. The ones on the far right are crochet.
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Old 03-14-2007, 02:21 PM   #10
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Re: Knit vs. Crochet

Crochet is bumpy looking/feeling while knitting is smoother... Knitting is more time consuming. Crochet takes more yarn. Often crochet is less expensive, I guess b/c it doesn't take quite as long to finish something.

I can knit, but I think that I prefer crochet for longies, soakers, etc... DD is a heavy wetter and it seems to hold everything in better.
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