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Types of Knitting Needles

Aluminum
Aluminum

Metal Knitting Needles If you want to work with "sticky" yarns like Mohair, metal knitting needles are a great answer. They're strong and slippery, reducing friction for those hairy yarns.

Bamboo Stitch
Bamboo Stitch

The bamboo stitch is an interesting but relatively easy stitch that makes for a great scarf or washcloth pattern. Learn how to knit this stitch. Learn how to knit this stitch. The bamboo stitch is an interesting but relatively easy stitch that makes for a great scarf or washcloth pattern. Learn how to knit this stitch.

Circular
Circular

Knitting with circular knitting needles makes it possible to knit larger pieces than you could fit on straight needles and to work in the round. Knitting with circular knitting needles makes it possible to knit larger pieces than you could fit on straight needles and to work in the round.

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Double Pointed
Double Pointed

Knitting with Double-Pointed Needles. The first row or two knitting in the round with double-pointed needles can feel pretty awkward, but go slowly and it will get easier. To knit, just hold the needle with the first cast on stitches on it in your left hand and the empty needle in your right hand and knit as normal.

Interchangeable
Interchangeable

Interchangeable Needle Tips & Chords Interchangeable circular knitting needles have all the advantages of fixed ones: you can knit in the round, or use for flat projects without having to bear all the garment weight on your needles.

Knit Stitch
Knit Stitch

Straight knitting needles are too short to hold all the stitches. Circulars can knit in the round on a small scale, such as knitting socks. Using circular knitting needles means you can rest the weight of the project in your lap.

Plastic
Plastic

Plastic Knitting Needles. Stronger than bamboo, softer than metal, plastic knitting needles are a good compromise and kind to arthritic hands.

Stockinette Stitch
Stockinette Stitch

When you use circular needles or knit a circle with double pointed needles, stockinette stitch is knit every row because you are working from the same side, as opposed to knitting on regular needles, in which case you switch sides every row.

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Straight
Straight

Our straight needles continue to deliver sharp, tapered tips, radiant waves of color, and a lightweight feel just like our circulars and dpns. Straight Rainbow Knitting needles come in US sizes 4-17 in 10" and 14" lengths.

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The Cartridge Belt Rib Stitch
The Cartridge Belt Rib Stitch

The Cartridge Belt Rib Stitch is a mock rib pattern that is very easy to do and also reversible. It’s great for afghans, sweaters, and scarves.

The Linen Stitch
The Linen Stitch

Working linen stitch in the round. When working in the round, the right side of the fabric is always facing you. As a result, you will have to change the pattern up a bit. Linen stitch in the round: Worked over an even number of stitches. Round 1: *K 1, slip 1 with yarn in front; Repeat from * around.

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The Netted Stitch
The Netted Stitch

Cast on a number of stitches that is a multiple of 2 and then add 2 extra stitches. The simple netted stitch is reversible. Row 1: knit one stitch, *wrap the thread around the needle, knit 2 stitches together*, repeat from * to * until there is only one stitch left and knit it. Row 2: repeat row 1.

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The Purl Ridge Stitch
The Purl Ridge Stitch

The Purl Ridge Knitting Stitch is a simple variation on the classic Stockinette Stitch, which gives any project that little more texture. Learn inside... The Purl Ridge Knitting Stitch is a simple variation on the classic Stockinette Stitch, which gives any project that little more texture.

The Seed Stitch
The Seed Stitch

Seed stitch gets its name from the texture of the knitted fabric — the little purl bumps look like scattered seeds. Although a little more complicated than the garter and stockinette stitches, seed stitch creates an interesting texture and is included in many patterns.

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Wood
Wood

Knitting needles are typically made of wood, metal or plastic and come in sizes 0000 - 50 and are available in straight, circular, double pointed and interchangeable styles. Knitting Needle Materials While different types of needles have different attributes, material choice really comes down to personal preference.

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