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How to start knitting

How to choose a yarn?
to select yarn must learn to understand the quality, composition and parameters of the thread.
As a rule, the quality is the benchmark price.Sometimes at a high price can sell the yarn is not very good quality, but if it is made of natural fibers and are sold at a low price, you should assume that this yarn is something wrong.
quality yarn affects how long a thing will look good.The coarser wools are less susceptible to the formation of "pellets", the more soft and fluffy fur.Some manufacturers use special technologies that reduce rolling soft fur, but it is reflected in the price.
yarn is produced from natural and non-natural raw materials.The main natural raw materials - wool.If you use wool of other animals, this is clearly indicated on the label.Products made of wool «superwash» can be washed in a washing machine.Besides wool, natural yarn is made of linen, cotton and silk.
Unfortunately, the stores do not always faithfully and accurately indicate the type of raw material, so

it is necessary to study on their own label products, not to buy «mohair look» - 100% nylon, under the guise of mohair.
Regarding yarn parameters: it is necessary to pay attention not only on the composition and length of the filament, but also on its thickness.The coils with the same length of thread and weight, the thickness of the thread may vary.If you are knitting the pattern of the product, then using a thinner or thicker than required, thread, you do not get the expected result.
To wash after the first does not give a strong shrink yarn need to be washed by dipping in a lather and dry before you pull up into balls.
How do I know how much yarn you will need?
usually necessary quantity (weight of the skein, the length and thickness of the yarn) indicated on the pattern.Independently calculate the length of the thread, you can:

  • tie sample to measure its area (S) line;
  • count how many loops have to centimeter (X);
  • dissolve the sample, and measure the length of the thread (L);
  • dividing L by S - we obtain the required length of the filament 1 cm (A);
  • measure the area of ​​the product (B);
  • and multiply by A.

B * A = length of yarn required for this product.
The value of X will need to know how much the loop gain for the required size of the product pattern.
Select spokes.
Spokes should be twice thicker than thread.Number needles - is the diameter in millimeters of the spokes.
spokes made of different materials.Wood, bone and plastic - lighter, but not smooth.They are not very easy to work with soft, fluffy hair.Villi wool clinging needle and fabric is not that smooth.Spokes in aluminum lightweight and smooth, but the stain bright thread.Nickel-plated - are smooth and do not bend, but heavier.When selecting
important to pay attention to the tip of the needles.Too sharp tip breaks the thread and fingers hurt, and too dull - stretches the loop.
for various purposes which is to use different types of spokes.Long needles for knitting convenient direct web;spokes on the line - for the neck;socks and mittens knit set of five small needles.For the "braids" are used auxiliary needles, and if you need to temporarily skip the loop, it will help knitting pin.If the product is large, circular needle with fishing line will ease the load on the hands.
for one product may require several types of needles of different types and thicknesses.
Learn to type and knit loop can be illustrated with the help of the books, explanations of benefits.But best of all - use video tutorials.On the Internet you can find a lot of intelligent video lessons, which is explained in detail, and shows how to recruit and bind different types of loops, drawing, scythe, openwork patterns.Such lessons can be purchased on the disks.
few tips on how to start knitting needles:

  • To tie the thing complicated style, takes practice.In order not to be disappointed because of that work does not get quality for the first experiments is best to choose a product, simple in form;
  • If you knit pattern - use a special bobbin for which wound small pieces of colored yarn that allows you to not use a lot of big balls simultaneously;
  • Use the tips for spokes.These are small plastic caps that will not allow loops to slide with the open ends of the spokes are not involved in the work;
  • knitting patterns 2 or 4 strands using a crochet thimble;
  • If you knit a product of yarn of different colors, you should pick up the threads of the same thickness and composition close.Otherwise, after washing threads can give different product shrinkage and deformation;
  • undesirable to leave the number of nedovyazannym.The last loop can get extended;
  • start knitting, t. E. To gain the first row does not need too tightly;
  • for circular knitting socks or mittens useful light bamboo needles;
  • To the eyes do not get tired when knitting of dark hair, you can put on a white cloth and knees enhance the lighting,
  • To white hairs in the process of knitting does not spoil, the tangle can be put in a plastic bag;
  • Staple items conveniently large bone needle.It's not as sharp as steel, so the thread does not break;
  • To determine the density of knitting is convenient to use a special frame - determinant of density;
  • to track changes in the pattern is convenient to use special markers;
  • To thread tension was uniform and linen turned flat, knit thread from the middle of the coil;
  • Before you wash the finished thing, check whether colored colored threads that you have used.

Thus, knitting - a very exciting pastime which afford every girl and hostess.