A few things that you need to consider when shopping for knitting materials.


Knitting is an enjoyable activity which involves the use of special needles that are used to twist yarn or thread and come up with beautiful textile. Knitting can either be done by hand or by use of a machine. Apart from being a commercial venture, some people practice knitting as a hobby after their daily activities. This article will guide you on how to do the shopping for knitting materials.




Just like in any other sector, different kinds of work require different tools and materials to accomplish the desired result. This is no different in knitting, especially if you are relatively new to the industry. In knitting, there are two major things you require;

1. The knitting needles

2. Yarn or thread.

That sounds pretty easy and straight forward but believe me when you get to the market; you will be overwhelmed with the wide variety of needles and yarns available. So, how do you ensure you shop for the right one? The first thing you should consider is what type of textile you want to knit. This will depend on the material whether you want a heavy one, texture, heat retention as well as color. After that, you will buy the yarn that is most suitable for your needs.

Once you have the yarn, the next thing is to shop for the needles. In most cases, the packet containing the yarn will have instructions at the back advising you on the best needles for that particular yarn. The needles are available in different lengths, mostly between 10 and 14inches. As a personal preference, it is easier to work with the short ones preferably 10 inches. The needles are made of either plastic, metal or from bamboo. I recommend you buy the metal needles or the bamboo but not the plastic since they tend to snag the thread a lot.

I hope that this article will help you as you shop for your knitting materials that will improve your knitting experience into a comfy and relaxed one.


“Buying knitting materials is not as easy as it sounds.”