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Knitting needles: bamboo, wood, plastic

Although knitting has a reputation for being a feminine activity, men are also getting into it. It has even become an extracurricular activity in some schools. Knitting needles are essential tools for knitting. To do this, two needles are needed. It is important to choose the right accessories to make good knitting works. They usually have a long service life if they are of good qualities. Otherwise, you will spend your time and savings by changing accessories at any time. It is also important to choose the size and number of the needles according to the structure you want to mount. This information is normally included in specialized journals, at the head of the explanation. If it is a question of making a knit in a circle, it is more judicious to choose the pointed needles with two ends. They are usually metallic or at least plasticized metal. Their dimensions vary according to the work you want to start. For example, to make socks, the adapted needles will make within 19 cm. They will be chosen in slightly smaller sizes to make gloves. The ideal sizes of needles for finishing necklines are 30 cm or 40 cm. To make a flat knit, the needles used must have two ends including a tip on one end and a ball that will be used to hold the meshes on the other. Ideal needles for children's knitwear should be about 21 cm long. Apart from that, you should know that classic needles are versatile and measure 30 cm or 40 cm. Some accessories are not necessarily necessary. They can be useful in some cases, so it's important to know about them. Examples include the wool needle that is intended to sew knitted works as well as the auxiliary pin or waiting needle that allows to place the meshes on hold. A priori, knitting needles must be slippery and light to facilitate its handling. It is advisable to choose them in plastic or stainless metal. Originally, knitting needles were made of wood. Later, their uses for clandestine abortions became common. They also make very good DIY tools. They help a lot in the kitchens. However, they are mainly used to make knitting. It is strongly recommended to choose the size of the needles according to the work to be carried out. There are several types of knitting needles intended for various uses. We will mention the soft needles, the straight one-pointed needles, the Swing needles, the two-pointed needle sets, the needle for twists and the circular needle. The soft needles have a tip extended by a plastic cable, allowing juggling from one mesh to another. Straight needles with a single tip are used in the same way as the previous type. However, they can be used to make meshes thanks to one of the pointed ends. Its length varies from 30 cm to 40 cm. The "loose" and "more or less tight mesh" effects depend on the diameter of the thread and that of the needles. These are found in plastics, bamboo or wood and more generally in steel. Swing needles have a double tip and a removable stop ball on one of the ends. Two-pointed needle sets are knitting accessories that come in sets of 4 or 5. Two-pointed needles are used for work with small diameters such as socks. They are also used to make assemblies or to make cylindrical works that do not require sewing. The needle for twists are intended for mounting these decorative effects on the knit. Blocked by the needle, the meshes will remain on the same row. This will facilitate the realization of twists. The circular needle is used to block the thread, this instrument will prove very convenient to turn the knit. It avoids changing needles at any end of the field. Finally, a little advice to keep knitting needles in good condition, there are specific boxes to store them and protect them from moisture.