Originally Posted by Riss
Its Red Heart Super Saver, worsted medium weight. I'm kind of at a disadvantage because these are the only needles I have (somehow i've inherited like 10 pairs of the same size needles). I'd go out and get some, but I can't drive thanks to a lovely broken leg. But i'm planning on going to AC Moore tonight. So I should try larger needles? Is it easier to learn using a thicker yarn? I just wanna soak it all up... but its going so slow that is frustrating. :P
That's too bad about the lack of mobility. I am stuck till pay day simply because I don't drive at all, so going out shopping only happens once every 2 weeks here.
But red heart typically uses an 8 or larger needle, with practice you can work the smaller needle size and not have it be as tight.
They recommended learning knitting on a size 10 needle with a worsted weight yarn. That wasn't true for me, or the girl I taught. I found a size 7 needle with a lighter yarn was really easy, or even still the size 10 needles with a bulky yarn.
Maybe it was because the yarn was such a mess because of the bulk I wasn't so concerned with how it knitted up, but the very first thing I knitted was a bulky scarf.