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junie 11-12-2012 02:22 PM

Bead Knitting And Lace Advice please
 
Hi

I would like to try bead knitting, and maybe lace, I do not like knitting in the round, so hope to knit on straight needles.

I read somewhere that the needles can be as small as 000 ,???

I would like to get some needles and yarn and beads, but do not know what sizes to buy, It is proving difficult to get advice on this, and I am in the UK. I did contact a local yarn shop but they had no idea about needles so small.

Does anyone know where i can get straight needles and what sizes please.

Many Thanks
Junie

salmonmac 11-12-2012 02:35 PM

Hi and welcome to KH!
It might be best to start with a pattern. It'll recommend a needle size and a bead size if beads are part of the pattern. As you do more lace knitting, you can buy needles in more sizes. There should be lots of patterns on Ravelry (free to join) or at Knitting Pattern Central. At least those sites will give you an idea of what's available.
Here's one source for small needles but of course, one in the UK would be better for you.
http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/knit/needles.htm

junie 11-12-2012 02:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1360405)
Hi and welcome to KH!
It might be best to start with a pattern. It'll recommend a needle size and a bead size if beads are part of the pattern. As you do more lace knitting, you can buy needles in more sizes. There should be lots of patterns on Ravelry (free to join) or at Knitting Pattern Central. At least those sites will give you an idea of what's available.
Here's one source for small needles but of course, one in the UK would be better for you.
http://www.camillavalleyfarm.com/knit/needles.htm

Thanks for the link will go take a look

Junie


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