I’ve been having a much easier time knitting and learning with larger needles and bulkier yarn.
Is this normal for a beginner?
I started with size 10 and a worsted weight yarn. Red Baron…some baby color blend, and I ended up with a VERY loose, dreadful looking little thing that I’ve bound off and generously call a potholder. :rollseyes:
Since I bound off and that skein was now free (I still only have a few) I tried using it to learn purling on size 11 needles. And had the WORST time trying it. Same with the double cast on that I’d just gotten right MOMENTS before…
Then I decided that maybe it was because it was BABY yarn…so I switched to another worsted wieght. No good. Swtiched to a bulky yarn that was twirly and weird - no good.
Decided instead to ditch the idea of trying to learn to purl tonight (since my “play yarn” - the free skeins - wasn’t working out for me and casted on to my size 11’s with bulky yarn. Easy as pie…
I feel like I can only buy bulky yarn and big needles now… Is this a learning curve thing…or like how kids like to use big crayons? I love big fat chunky scarves, but how many can a girl own?