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Old 12-22-2013, 12:33 AM   #1
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New to knitting
I think knitting could be a fun new hobby. What are the best needles and yarn to start with? Should I pick up a starter kit and if so which one?

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Old 12-22-2013, 01:07 AM   #2
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Welcome to knitting help! Knitting is a great hobby! Just be patient and expect to make a few mistakes a ask questions.

Oh boy...you could get a dozen different answers with that question.

So... what I always suggest is US size 8 or 9 needles and some smooth, solid colored, worsted weight (#4) yarn. No fuzzy or novelty yarn. I think bamboo needles are good to start with because they are less slippery. We have a bunch of great videos here that is the best way to learn.
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Welcome to KnittingHelp, Jessie! Others will most likely voice their opinions, but generally I recommend picking a set of medium size needles (US Sizes 5-8) and a skein of yarn to practice with. You could pick up a starter kit as it lends to near instant gratification, that's how most of us got addicted to this craft in the first place Which one would really depend on what you want to make, my first projects included making mug mats or coasters.
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Ok thanks I'll give that a try.
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