View Full Version : Needle/yarn help

03-20-2005, 11:26 AM
Hi. I am trying to make baby booties out of an acrylic/mohair/poly blend yarn and I am using size 2 bamboo needles. The yarn is sticking a lot on the needles and not moving very easily. I know I am a tight knitter, but does anyone have any ideas as to what types of needles might work better for this type of yarn? Thanks.

03-20-2005, 02:13 PM
Amy's suggestion of using wax paper to rub the needles with works fairly well, but I swear by metal needles. Every pair of wooden/bamboo needles I own (all, like three of them because I stopped buying them a long time ago) ultimatly drove me to distraction with all the yarn snagging and catching and not sliding. I made some fuzzy baby booties made from what sounds like very similar yarn and couldn't imagine doing them on anything but metal needles.

03-21-2005, 02:56 AM
I agree - metal needles work best for acrylic and acrylic blends. Bamboo is great for 'slippery' yarns.


03-21-2005, 10:48 AM
Thanks so much. I think I will be off to get some metal needles. I appreciate the help!