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How to Select Knitting Needles for Beginners?

For every beginner there are some questions that they ask themselves very often; Which Knitting Needles Should I Buy? What should I look out for when buying Knitting Needles? Which Knitting Needles Are Best For Me? There are a wide variety of knitting needles, like single pointed knitting needles, circular knitting needles, double pointed knitting needles or interchangeable knitting needles. But that was not all, after that the question arises, in what size or length do I need the needle for my project? As you can see, the decision is not particularly easy with this selection of different knitting needles. With this blog, we would like to introduce you today to some of the knitting needles that are suitable for beginners and give you tips on what to look out for when choosing your knitting needles. We are happy to present our Mindful Collection Stainless Steel Knitting Needles in the different types to you in more detail.

Interchangeable circular needles

Our Interchangeable Circular Stainless Steel Knitting Needles are ideal for any type of circular project. Whether you are a beginner and want to knit your very first round project like a hat or loop, or you have years of knitting experience and want to needle socks again, these stainless steel knitting needles are perfect for all your projects and wishes. The circular needles are easier to use for beginners, like the double pointed needles, which are also very often used for round projects. You can connect the appropriate cable lengths with the Needle tips you need, and you will have the right Knitting Needles for every Project. We have a lot of Interchangeable Circular Needles Sets, take a look and find your best Knitting Needles Set by Mindful.

Interchangeable circular needles


Single Pointed Needles

These classic Single Pointed Knitting Needles are just the thing for anyone who likes to knit in simple back and forth rows. With the blockers at the end of each knitting needle, your project is well secured. With these knitting needles you can knit simple and flat projects such as scarves, blankets or cushion covers. You can find the Single Pointed Needles in many different sizes on our website. Here, too, you will definitely find what you are looking for with great sets, take a look now at our wide range and order your favorite knitting needles or Knitting Needles sets.

Fixed circular knitting needles

These knitting needles can be used in the same way as the interchangeable knitting needles, the only difference here is that the needle tips are connected to the cables and are not interchangeable. Also available as great sets in beautiful and practical cases, take a look around at Mindful.

Fixed circular knitting needles

Now you might be asking yourself one very last question; for which projects do I use which knitting needles? This depends on your project, such as whether it is flat or needs to be crocheted in rounds. In this case, if it is a circular project that needs to be knit in closed rounds like socks, hats or loops, you must prefer either Interchangeable Knitting Needles or Fixed Circular Knitting Needles. Or would you rather knit flat projects like a baby blanket or scarf? Then you should prefer the Single Pointed Knitting Needles in this case. Our Mindful Collection knitting needles are all made of stainless steel. This makes them light as a feather, but they still have a secure grip and glide comfortably through the mesh. The steel needles are durable and do not lose their shine for long years. Did you know that the jingling of steel needles has a calming effect? So you can create your works and relax at the same time. This is yoga for your soul.

"Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that's very important for good health."

- Dalai Lama

Knitting brings calm in your life, with the soothing movements and the clinking of the knitting needles you can switch off and forget all your worries. Do something good for yourself. We very much hope that this article has helped you to choose your knitting needles. You can find a lot of Sets, Accessoires by Mindful with which you as a beginner are perfectly equipped.

Knitting with Ergonomic Knitting Needles

 Have you felt cramps or pain in your hands while knitting? Or, do you have a loved knitter facing the issue? Then it’s time to explore ergonomic knitting needles. It is a special range of needles shaped in a square or cubic with comfort in mind that allows a better grip.

Knitting means repetitive movements of your hands and fingers. The repetition can however lead to hand and wrist problems that can cause pain, numbness and even a loss of dexterity. So to continue with your loved art, we need ergonomic knitting needles. Their very design is the key to avoiding injury and pain. Even when you do not have issues or pain in your hands and wrists, you still can use ergonomic needles. The needles can avoid pain and stress even before it comes up.

Ergonomic Needles

The Best Ergonomic Needles to save Your Knitting

Knitter’s Pride some of the best ergonomic needles available in straight, double-pointed, fixed, and interchangeable circular styles. So, whether you want to knit a scarf or socks, shawls or even blankets, you can knit without pain and quite comfortably. Once you have switched to ergonomics there is no going back! Interchangeable knitting needle sets make sure that you have everything covered for your different projects.

Tips for Ergonomics in Knitting

If you are not looking to switch from your favorite knitting needles, there are other ways to use ergonomics in knitting. You can make a few changes and have amazing results. Here are a few tips.

Knit in the light – Knitting in the light has wonderful benefits while any dim setting has many different negative effects. In the dark, you will find it difficult to read a pattern and even sit hunch over more, which can cause tension and pain in your back and neck. If you knit at night then look for a daylight lamp that lights up the place you knit.

Sitting position: Your sitting position affects your knitting, so make sure you are seated comfortably. It will do wonders if you adjust your position every now and again, to relieve tension and prevent pain. Sit with your feet on the floor and do not hunch over.

Arm position: When knitting, position your arms in a comfortable position. When your arms are comfortable, your hands and wrists will not have stress or injury making knitting enjoyable. You can also try some great hand and wrist stretches before a knitting session and even take breaks in between.

Lighter needles – Opt for needles that are lightweight, but in this case, circular needles help as well. For knitting larger projects, the circular needles help to distribute the weight of the piece easily, allowing some relief for your wrists and hands. A nice cable around 60cm or longer is perfect as it lets the project spread out on your lap nicely, giving extra weight relief.

Use the right yarn – The right yarn can do wonders. Heavy varieties of yarn can cause more pain in your fingers, wrists, and hands. They are more difficult to work with, and even the projects do weigh considerably more.

To conclude, knitting must be enjoyed without any hassles. So, before the pain gets in the way of your crafting, you should definitely try out ergonomic knitting needles from Knitter’s Pride.

Benefits of Circular Knitting Needles

‘Knit one, purl one, and breathe’ is the ultimate mantra of mindful knitting. For many of us, picking up our knitting needles is our way of mindful meditation. The simple act of sitting still, focusing the mind, repeating stitch after stitch, and turning yarn into fabric, is a meditative process that fills our hearts with joy. Being mindful means being present, being in the moment. When we relax into our knitting, we focus on our breathing, clear our thoughts, and be in the moment. The needles seem like producing a melody that brings harmony to our body, mind, and spirits.

Circular needles are the latest addition to a knitter’s stash and a perfect fit for mindful knitting. To understand the mindful aspect of circular knitting needles, one must understand its ergonomic design. Circulars are the typical knitting needles attached by a cord of varying lengths. The needle tips come in different sizes in diverse materials as do the cords. The different cord lengths allow knitting a variety of projects ranging from hats to sweaters. The circular needles come in fixed and interchangeable variants. While the needle tips remain the same, the cables are the difference between the two, one has a fixed cable while the other has multiple combinations of changeable cords. Fixed circular knitting needles come with a permanently fixed cable. Interchangeable needles come with the choice of changing the cord according to the project.

Mindful Knitting Needles

The Mindful Collection is an exclusive range of knitting tools and accessories that are designed for mindfulness. All needles have an inspirational word printed on them to help the knitter focus on the meditative benefits of knitting.

So, are you still wondering if you should use circular knitting needles or not? Let us help you make your choice, here are the five benefits.

Flat knitting as well as the round knitting

The main benefit of stainless steel circular knitting needles is that it is multipurpose. This set can be used for both flat knitting as well in round projects. The cable or the cord of the needle set allows knitting the way you want. While most knitting needles are either used for one, circular needles can be used for all purposes.

The need for seaming knitting projects is minimal

Circular needles minimize the need for seaming. You no longer have to create two flat knitting projects and seam them up to create round knitting. As you can knit both flat and round with these needles, circulars become an obvious choice. 

Distributes weight, reduces strain on hands and arms

The circular needles distribute the weight of your project evenly. Most knitting needles distribute the weight of the project left to right on the needles, but in circulars, most of the weight lies in the cord which can be easily placed in your lap. Once the weight is evenly distributed, knitting will not put a strain on your hands and arms. You will no longer feel muscle fatigue like what you feel while knitting with straights.

Handy Storage

If you are a space-conscious knitter or even if you aspiring to become one, then circular needles are what you need. Circulars both fixed and interchangeable fold up into a neat and compact shape. They are also far more convenient for storing and transporting than the single pointed and double pointed needles.

The freedom of knitting on the go

Knitting has become a choice of mindfulness. The practice can be done at not one particular place but anywhere you want. If you are a person on the go, circular knitting needles are just perfect for you. You can easily carry circular knitting needles set while traveling. Also, you will not be worried about losing your work as the cords keep your work secure.

The benefits of knitting extend far beyond pride in the job well done, and you don’t just have to take this knitter’s word for it. You have science to back it up with data that knitting is mindful, a meditative process and mostly a journey that soothes the body, mind and spirit.

So are you ready to choose circular knitting needles? Our Mindful Circular knitting needles and sets are here for you. Choose from our range of fixed circulars and interchangeable needles and find the power that only knitting brings. Want a guide on this crafty mindful knitting journey? Follow our blog on understanding the health benefits of knitting.

Top 20 of the best Knitting Needles of 2021

The year 2021 was the year of knitting. Because we often had to stay at home, swinging the knitting needles was one of our favorite pastimes last year. We would like to know which knitting needles were swung the most. Let's take a look back to 2021 and find out which knitting needles were the most popular of the past year. We would like to introduce you to the most used Knitters Pride Knitting Needles in this blog, so we have created this top 20 for you.

KnittersPride Knitting Needles

20. Symfonie Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles

For those who love the warm feel of wood in their hands, our Symfonie Dreamz Fixed Circular Needles are just the thing. The perfect join guarantees that you won't hang while knitting and comfortably keep your knitting flow.

19. Ginger Single Pointed Needles

Beautiful, warm wooden needles made from the finest birchwood, beautifully colored and with a perfect finish. This is the best way to describe our Ginger Knitting Needles. For those who like to knit in simple back and forth rows, these Single Pointed Needles are ideal.

18. Karbonz Single Pointed Needles

Two such strong materials meet in these needles. Lightweight carbon fiber with precision brass needle tips. This is exactly why our Karbonz Single Pointed Needles were so popular.

17. Royale Double Pointed Needles

Our romantic Royale knitting needles were very popular again in 2021. The Double Pointed needles are suitable for small round projects.

16. Bamboo Double Pointed Needles

Bamboo needles are the most popular knitting needles. Double Pointed Needles made from the finest Japanese bamboo with a perfect finish. These needles are a must-have for all knitters.

15. Nova Cubics Platina Fixed Circular Needles

For anyone suffering from wrist pain, the Nova Cubics Platina were a hit in 2021. These needles promise hours of pain-free knitting, even for those with an underlying condition like arthritis.

14. Royal Single Pointed Needles

Our Royale Needles were also in great demand in the Single Pointed Needles version. If you like knitting in simple back and forth rows then these needles are ideal for you.

13. Symphony Dreamz Double Pointed Needles

Our popular Symfonie Dreamz needles as Double Pointed Needles. These were very popular with sock knitters.

12. Royal Fixed Circular Needles

Our Royale quality is also available as a Fixed Circular Needles variant. Thanks to the perfect finish, your stitches slide from one needle to the next as if by themselves.

11. Karbonz Double Pointed Needles

Karbonz quality as double pointed needles, like the single pointed needles, our double pointed needles from the Karbonz series were also very popular.

10. Nova Platina Single Pointed Needles

Lightweight and strong, our Nova Platina Single Pointed Needles have been a hit with those who love the feel of metallic needles, the sound of knitting needles clicking and knitting in simple back and forth rows.

09. Nova Platina Interchangeable Circular Needles

And if you don't want to knit in simple back and forth rows but also in rounds, then the Nova Platina Interchangeable Circular Needles are your choice.

08. Bamboo Single Pointed Needles

For flat projects - our Knitters Pride Bamboo Single Pointed Needles are ideal. These have been a popular choice in 2021.

07. Smartstix Fixed Circular Needles

Knitting and measuring at the same time? Yes, you can, with our Smartstix Fixed Circular Needles. These knitting needles are suitable for both flat and round projects. Perfect for all perfectionists who want to take precise measurements of their projects.

06. Bamboo Interchangeable Circular Needles

Of course, Knitters Pride also has Interchangeable Circular Needles made from the popular bamboo material. Also check out our Bamboo Interchangeable Circular Sets.

05.  Smartstix Interchangeable Circular Needles

Our smart Smartstix are also available as Interchangeable Circular Needles. Connect the desired needle size with the necessary cable length and you're ready to go. Needles and cables can be connected smoothly and guarantee to knit without snagging.

04. Ginger Interchangeable Circular Needles

These needles can be used for almost any project. Simply assemble your Interchangeable Circular Needles to the strength and size needed for your project and you're good to go. Also check out the super handy Ginger Interchangeable Circular Needles Sets and fully equip yourself for all the projects of 2022.

03. Zing Double Pointed Needles

Do you prefer jingling metal needles to wood? Many Knitter preferred in 2021 just this and used our colorful Zing Double Pointed Needles. They’re Perfect for small round projects like socks.

02. Zing Interchangeable Circular Needles

Our feather-light and strong Zing quality was also very popular as an Interchangeable Circular Needles variant. These knitting needles are ideal for larger round projects like loops or raglan sweaters. Also check out our Zing Interchangeable Circular Needles Sets.

01. Basix Interchangeable Circular Needles

As the name suggests, these knitting needles are a basic and belong in every handicraft bag. Our customers thought so too and made these needles one of our favorites.

"It is our choices, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities."

So show who you are and choose one of our Knitters Pride Knitting Needles. We assure you that it will be the best decision of your life. But we can say one thing - we certainly won't make it easy for you to choose the very best knitting needles at Knitters Pride. Check out our full range on our website.

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The Best Mindful Double Pointed Knitting Needles and How to use them

Knitting with Double Pointed Knitting Needles is a science in itself for some. As complicated as it sounds and looks, knitting with 5 needles at the same time is actually not that difficult. Don't you believe it? We would like to convince you otherwise with this blog. But first of all, in general - what are the Double Pointed Knitting Needles used for? Double Pointed Knitting Needles are used for small round projects such as small baby hats, hand warmers or of course, very popular, for socks. The stitches are distributed on 4 knitting needles and knitting is done with the fifth Needle.

Before you start knitting, you need the necessary Double Pointed Knitting Needles. In our Mindful Collection you will find particularly high-quality Double Pointed Knitting Needles made of stainless steel. The needles are particularly durable, strong and never lose their special shine. With our Mindful Collection Double Pointed Knitting Needles you are sure to enjoy them for a very long time. They are available in two different lengths and in a wide range of sizes. Each needle size is provided with a special Inspirational Word, so the needles are not only a knitting instrument but also an instrument of calming and meditation.

The length and size you need depends on your project. If you work according to instructions, the size and length are usually given. If you are unsure, just try knitting with the different gauges to get a feel for it. If you want to equip yourself with the different strengths, the best thing to do is check out our Mindful Double Pointed Knitting Needles Sets. We offer 2 different DPN sets which we would like to briefly introduce to you here.

The Compassion Set

Our Compassion Set contains 6" needles in 5 different sizes. The most commonly used needle sizes are from 3.5 mm to 5.0 mm. These are neatly packed in a beautiful rectangular case and also contain numerous accessories that are packed separately in a pouch. So you are well equipped.

The Grateful Set

This set also contains needles with a length of 6" but in smaller needle sizes. This set is ideal for finer yarns such as lace. This meditative needle set is packed in a rectangular case decorated with a beautiful mandala. This set also contains numerous accessories such as wool needles and different stitch markers.

How to Use the Double Pointed Knitting Needles?

When knitting with double pointed needles, the hardest part is the cast on and the first three to four rows. After that it gets easier. So don't let that put you off. Take your time, be patient and you will surely succeed. The necessary number of stitches is cast on distributed over the 4 needles. Then you start knitting from one needle to the next in rounds with the fifth needle. If you are a beginner and want to make your work a little easier, we recommend not starting the first row with the pattern but simply knitting a row of right stitches. Make sure you keep the tension of the stitches the same and don't knit looser or tighter. This way you have an even stitch pattern. From the second row you can now start with the pattern of the desired work. When knitting socks, this is usually a 2 left 2 right pattern to knit a stretchy cuff that provides a better hold for the socks.

The more rows you knit, the easier it will be. When changing the needles, it is important to always ensure that the thread tension is maintained, otherwise the transitions will become visible. In the first few rows, the transition between the last and first needle will bother you a little as it doesn't close very well, but just ignore that, it's quite normal.

We hope that with our tips you will easily succeed in daring to use the Mindful Collection Double Pointed Knitting Needles and maybe knit your first pair of socks.

You will see a very special knitting experience with our Mindful Double Pointed Knitting Needles. Our knitting needles are not just a knitting instrument, but an instrument of mediation and balance. Do something for your hobby but at the same time do something for your soul and inner peace. You will find yourself filled with happiness very quickly and knitting with these needles will become your daily meditation routine.

"Just one small positive thought in the morning can change your whole day..." - Dalai Lama

All of our needles have an Inspirational Word engraved on them, so our needles provide the daily positive thought to start your day on a positive note. Do something good for your soul and order our Mindful Collection Double Pointed Knitting Needles today.

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Our Range of Circular Knitting Needles at Knitters Pride

Circular Knitting Needles are the most commonly used type of knitting needles. You can use these for both flat and round projects and that is what makes these needles so practical and popular. Circular knitting needles are also suitable for the currently very trendy raglan patterns that are knitted in one piece. Stitches are also less likely to slip off with these needles. The variety of cord lengths and needle sizes makes the Circular Knitting Needles ideal for many types of projects.

 For these reasons, we at Knitters Pride have a large range of circular knitting needles and would like to introduce them to you here in this blog.

 Symfonie Dreamz Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Anyone who loves wooden needles will love these beautifully colored Symfonie Dreamz Interchangeable Circular Needles. As the name suggests, these needles are simply a dream. The perfect finish allows the stitches to slide smoothly from one needle to the other. Cables and needles are perfectly connected so they ensures no snagging and you can knit your projects quickly in your flow.

 

Symfonie Dreamz Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Ginger Interchangeable

Our Ginger Circular Needles made from beautifully colored birchwood. They are perfect for those who love the warm feel of wooden needles in their hands. Thanks to their perfect finish, they have a beautiful shine and are suitable for all types of yarn.

 

Ginger Interchangeable

Zing FixedCircular Needles

If you prefer metal needles to jingling instead of wooden ones, you will love our color-coded Zing needles. Made from high-quality aluminum, our Zing Knitting Needles are lightweight, strong and comfortable on your hands. They promise hours of knitting experience without any wrist pain. Our Zing Fixed Circular Needles are available in many sizes and lengths. You're sure to find the right ones for your project.

 

Zing FixedCircular Needles

Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles

The perfect combination of two such strong materials. Strong carbon fiber knitting needles paired with perfectly formed brass needle tips. In elegant black, these knitting needles are ideal for knitters of all experience levels. Our Karbonz Fixed Circular Knitting Needles are particularly suitable for fine yarn types. With their perfect connection points, they guarantee knitting experiance without any snagging.

 

Karbonz Fixed Circular Needles

Smartstix Fixed Circular Needles

With our Smartstix Interchangeable Knitting Needles you can easily measure your work at the same time as you knit. There is a mark every 2 cm on the knitting needles and also on the cords. Our Smartstix Fixed Circular Needles are available in many sizes and lengths.

 

Smartstix Fixed Circular Needles

Royale Fixed Circular Needles

Romantic colors on the finest birchwood. This is how we can describe our Royale Fixed Circular Needles in one sentence. The perfect connection points guarantee a knitting experience without snagging and the flexible and elastic cables without kink or twist.

 

Royale Fixed Circular Needles

Symfonie Cubics Fixed Circular Needles

The Knitters Pride Symfonie Cubics are our popular Symfonie needles in a cubic shape. These are particularly suitable for Knitters who suffer from arthritis or similar diseases. Thanks to the pleasant grip, our Symfonie Cubics Fixed Circular Needles enable hours of knitting without straining your wrists.

 

Symfonie Cubics Fixed Circular Needles

Nova Cubics Platinum

If you prefer jingling metal needles in a cubic shape to wooden ones, then our Nova Cubics Platinum Fixed Circular Needles are just the thing. The perfect tips allow for a comfortable pick-up and guarantee long knitting fun without effort and pain.

 

Nova Cubics Platinum


Zing Interchangeable Circular Needles

Our Zing quality is also available as Interchangeable Circular Needles. So you can easily connect the necessary needle size with the desired cable length and you already have the perfect tool for your next project. If you want to be fully equipped with all needle sizes and cable lengths, we recommend checking out our Zing Interchangeable Circular Needle Sets.

 

Zing Interchangeable Circular Needles

Bamboo Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Beautiful Bamboo Circular Knitting Needles with 24k Gold Connecting Points. These knitting needles are made from the finest Japanese bamboo, are light as a feather and simply elegant thanks to the golden details. These needles guarantee hours of knitting that you will love.

 

Bamboo Interchangeable Knitting Needles

Jumbo Fixed Circular Needles

For large yarns you will also need the matching extra large knitting needles. Our Jumbo Fixed Circular Needles are the perfect tools for this. Our Jumbo Circular Needles are available in different strengths and different cable lengths.

Jumbo Fixed Circular Needles

If you like working with thicker yarns, we recommend our Jumbo Circular Needles Sets.

You can also find many of our Fixed Circular Needles or Interchangeable Knitting Needles as practical sets. So you can stock up on the most used lengths and sizes and are well prepared for every knitting project. Check out our wide range of Circular Needles today and open up the endless creative world of knitting. Shop your very favorite circular needles at Knitters Pride.

"Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come" Victor Hugo

When you feel it's time for your ideas too, don't wait any longer - at Knitters Pride, pick your tools, grab your yarn and make all your ideas come true.

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How to Select Knitting Needles for Beginners?

Every beginner knows this question; which knitting needles are the best for me? What choices should I make and what should I pay attention to? There are knitting needles in abundance, like Single Pointed Knitting Needles, Circular Knitting Needles, Double Pointed Knitting Needles or Interchangeable Knitting Needles. But these differ again in thickness, length and material, for example they can be made of bamboo, aluminum, steel or acrylic.

As you can see, with such a large selection, the decision is really not easy. With this blog entry today we would like to introduce you to some of the knitting needles that are suitable for beginners and give you tips on what to look out for when choosing your knitting needles.

First of all, we would like to introduce the different types of needles

 


Interchangeable circular needles

The Interchangeable Circular Needles are particularly suitable for round projects, so if you are a beginner and want to knit your first hat or loop, then this type of knitting needles is just the thing you need. The circular needles are easier to use for beginners, like the double pointed needles, which are also very often used for round projects. The needle tips can be connected to the appropriate cable lengths, so you have the right needle ready for every project. Take a look at our Interchangeable Circular Needles Sets.

 

Single Pointed Needles

The classic knitting needles with a blocker at the end, which are very well known to many, are a popular choice for beginners. By simply rowing back and forth, you can knit simple models and thus expand your knowledge. The Single Pointed Needles are suitable for flat projects such as scarves, blankets or pillow cases. You can find the Single Pointed Needles in many different sizes on our website. Take a look at our wide range and order your favorite knitting needles.

But the question now is, which type of needles do I use as a beginner? That depends entirely on your project, let's first clarify what you want to knit. Is it a well-rounded project like socks, loops or hats? Then you should prefer our Interchangeable Circular needles. Is it a scarf, a blanket, or maybe a pillow case? So, you should choose single pointed needles. Our Mindful Collection Needles are made of sturdy steel, yet are light as a feather and lie comfortably in your hands. The steel needles are durable and do not lose their shine for long years. Did you know that the jingling of steel needles has a calming effect? So you can create your works and relax at the same time. This is yoga for your soul.

We very much hope that this article has helped you to choose your knitting needles. You can find the best knitting needles that suit your needs at our Mindful Collection. Also you can find a lot of Sets, with which you as a beginner are perfect equipped. Now you know how to find the best needles to begin, so don’t wait, buy your Mindful Knitting Needles and start knitting.