I am extremely new to knitting… a little about me, I’m Nikki, 25 years old and live in London. My mum was always a great knitter, and she taught me the basic stitch years ago. Unfortunately she passed away 2 years ago in September, so I can’t ask her for the help that I desperately need.
I recently found out that we are expecting our first child. We’re so excited, but I would like to start knitting things for her now. I picked up a book the other day and saw a very basic level knitting a rug, so I thought I would use that as my practice project. The book says a “Felted wool yarn such as Dreadlock Wool; apprx 175yds (160m) per 4lb 8oz (2kg) cone. Needles to be 4.5cm knitting needles.”
Well, I’m lost already - I’m sure i’ll pick it all up as I go along, but I think I just need a little help to get my head around this one so that I can learn a I go (that’s usually my best angle to learn things).
I have been looking at some wools, but it says to have a 10cm needle for them chunky ones - so what do I do here? Go for thinner to make them go on 4.5 knitting needle, or go for a bigger needle?
Also, while I’m here I may as well ask, does all wool thickness then need a certain size needle? I never got that in to asking all these questions to my mum when she was around
Thank you for any help, and apologise for any stupid sounding questions!