Now that I’m such an accomplished crocheter (I made a bag!), it’s time to work on my knitting. I found out that the secret to not getting stabbed in the tummy by those long, straight knitting needles was to knit with circular needles instead. I had read on one of the websites that it’s possible to knit flat with circulars (I wasn’t ready to learn knitting in the round yet) and remembered that I had a pair of 80cm 4mm circulars which I bought a while back. The problem I had with straights was that I found them too long and difficult to balance. Moreover, I love to knit (and crochet) while leaning on the arm of the sofa so the long needles always got in the way. Anyhow, I decided to try with the circulars instead. My goodness, circular needles are definitely the best thing since sliced bread! Well, 80cm was kinda long for what I was doing and it kept doing twisty things, so it was… SHOPPING TIME!
So far, I’ve been practising on cheap acrylic yarn and I decided to try wool instead. I ended up picking up 12 balls of some generic supermachinewash wool carried by Spotlight and a pair of 40cm 4mm circs. I thought the wool I picked up was 8-ply (DK weight) since this particular weight of yarn is more common around these parts, but now I’m not so sure. It seems more worsted weight like. Can any of the yarn gurus check out the information below and confirm?
Brand: Spotlight Basics
Yarn name: Delight
Composition: 100% supermachinewash wool
Care Instructions/Washing: Cool gentle machine wash. Dry flat. Dry cleanable. Do not iron. Do not bleach.
Meterage per ball: Approx. 90m
Needle size: 4mm
Tension: 22 stitches x 30 rows (10cm x 10 cm sq)