- What style is best for a lefty? I tried English style and continental and the continental seemed to feel a bit better.
Either will work. Do what is best for you. Continental seems to be faster for most, but can cause looser/slower stitches when purling.
- What is a good needle for a beginner? The kit has a pair of 6 and 8 size needles. But they are metal. Should I get some wooden needles? The yarn seems to slip on these a lot.
Great sizes to start with. Can makes lots of hats, scarfs, pot holders, dishcloths with those.
Metal is slicker and the yarn will move easier on them. This is good for some projects (big blankets and sweaters), not so for others (lace).
Wood needles will "grip " the yarn. This is good if you don’t want things to slide (lace), but bad if the yarn is sticky/catching or if you are a tight knitter.
Again, use what feels best to you, and is best for your project/yarn.
- What is a good type of yarn to begin with? I bought some pretty yarn but it is very slippery (bamboo and acrylic).
Cotton (as long as it is not mercerized) seems to be less slippery, and works well for those potholders and dishcloths.
Acrylic is usually not too slippery, unless it is a blend. It is washable (as is cotton) so great for kids clothes, hats and scarves.
Wool yarns vary a lot, depending on animal type and blend. It can’t be washed (unless you want to felt), so use it wisely for nice projects that you are willing to wash/tend to by hand.
Welcome to the knitting world! Have fun!