Hi, I’ve crochetted for 15 years. I’m learning to knit and I love the videos on this site! I’m already working with the knit stitch! I bought a ‘learn to knit’ kit so I just have 2 needles (6 and 8).
I’m wanting to start getting more needles. I plan to make some dishcloths and scarves before going on to more ambitious projects. I’m interested in making a baby blanket, a toddler sweater (size 4T or 5T), and maybe trying out some socks.
What kind of needles do you recommend? Metal, plastic, bamboo? I actually prefer plastic crochet needles but have seen some criticism against plastic in earlier posts. I’m hesitant on getting bamboo as I have two kittens that might chew them all up.
Do I need circular needles? Are those for larger projects? I have 30 st on my needles right now and they really fill up my size 8 needles.
Are there any needle sets that anyone recommends? I saw one post about Denise needles but I don’t understand the descriptions I saw on them (interchangable?!?).
And I’m working with worsted weight yarn. I love crocheting baby blankets with Homespun (Lion Brand) yarn, is there any problems with knitting with this yarn? Is there any other very soft yarn that might be better to knit with? For baby blankets, I love super soft yarns.
Thanks for all your help!
(I know that I’m just starting but I was surprised that I worked all evening last night and just had this little square… I’m used to being able to crochet a whole skein in an evening…)