Knitting 🧶 (also crocheting and etc)

Is she the coolest kid in the world? I think she might be

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I love them too. They’re really soft and cosy

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Hey team, trying to learn to crochet but my hook is 10mm. Is that too big and clumsy to learn on? I’m using quite thick yarn too so I thought the hook would be OK but I’m all fingers and thumbs rn

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That’s huge, but I think the most important thing is that it’s the right size for the yarn, and that the yarn is a good one to learn on - something fairly smooth, not too fluffy, ideally not too splitty (where the strands that make up the yarn don’t stick together well, most common with cotton)

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Thanks, I had a normal sized one knocking around somewhere but couldn’t find it tonight when the urge hit. Maybe I’ll pick up another smaller one and see if it’s easier.

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Most yarn will tell you a suggested size of crochet hook and knitting needles on the label. Sometimes it might only say knitting needle size - the ideal crochet hook won’t necessarily be exactly the same but will be in the same ballpark.

If your yarn doesn’t suggest a 10mm hook or very close to that then yes I’d suggest getting a different yarn or a different hook.

I went to a knitting thing once where the organiser was trying to teach people to knit using needles that were much too big - I think it’s easy to imagine it would be easier but actually means there’s too much loose yarn everywhere and it’s all just a big mess

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I should really try and get back into knitting this autumn, it’s a nice thing to do when it’s cold out

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Made a silly mermaid

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I thought there was such a thing as “normal sized” knitting needles once but quickly learned that there isn’t. As @froglet said, different hooks/needles go with different yarns – so check the yarn you want to use as it will tell you on the label (or online if you don’t have the label) what normally works :slight_smile:

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She is beauty, she is grace

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Yeah, I guess I mean a similar size to my favourite knitting needles - which are like 4mm maybe.

Really keen to knit up like a big scarf or something so know I’ll need to get into big needles and yarn and thought I could jump the queue by starting crochet with a 10mm and thick yarn but the hook hath humbled me!

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In fairness 10mm def isn’t a “normal” size - I’ve never used or owned one that big and I’ve been crocheting for about 20 years. Think the biggest I’ve got is 8mm and I think I used that for crocheting strips of cut up carrier bag

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Seen this on crochet Reddit and would love to make it. One day :pleading_face:

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I’ve made a couple of jumpers similar to this. I don’t think it would require too much experience to make, esp if you were to choose a pattern that doesn’t have ribbing round the edges

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