Best Knitting Accessories you can Buy

You think all you need to knit is knitting needles and wool. That's not wrong either, but with our Knitters Pride knitting accessories you make life easier and have a better knitting experience. You will surely ask yourself how you managed without these helpers until now. In this short blog we would like to present some of our accessories in more detail and explain how they work.

Knit blockers

Many knitting patterns only unfold when properly blocked. The pieces of knitting are moistened and stretched to the right shape and size. To make this process extra easy, we've designed these awesome Knitters Pride Knit Blockers for you. The needles are gentle on your knitting project and rust-resistant.

Aqua Sock Blockers

Socks also need to be blocked and due to their special shape, they also need a special accessory to block. These Aqua Sock Blockers are designed specifically so that you can slide your sock on and block into the right shape. Pretty handy, isn't it?

Row Counter Ring

Everyone likes a nice ring on their finger. We don't offer it as a pretty fashion accessory, but as a useful knitting accessory for you. With this ring you can count your knitting rows and don't miss the rows of your pattern. You can also interrupt your work and know where to continue next time.

Row Counter Clicky

If you don't like or don't want it in the form of a ring, you can alternatively take a look at our Row Counter Clicky here. As the name suggests, the Clicky has a clicker that you press at the start of each round to count your rounds.

Tape measure

Every piece of knitting or crocheting has to be measured. It doesn't work without the numbers, sometimes you have to measure the arms, the collar or simply the length. Our practical Tape Measure in different shapes are practical to pack in the needlework bag and always have with you without getting tangled up. Because the measuring tapes can be pulled out and with one press, the measuring tape can be neatly retracted and stowed away again very quickly.

Folding scissors

A pair of scissors is always a must. And these scissors are ideal for your handicraft bag, because you have absolutely no risk of injuring yourself. Because it is foldable, the sharp tips can be hidden inside the scissors and can be transported safely.

Stitch markers

Sometimes a row has to be marked, sometimes stitches or the beginning of the round. Stitch markers are little helpers that we couldn't work without. We have the small colorful markers in a wide variety of shapes and colors. Take a look around and equip yourself with a few of the colorful little helpers.

Wool needles

We need woolen needles to sew on individual parts, to sew them together or to sew up thread ends. We have a set of woolen needles that includes different sizes and are therefore suitable for a wide variety of projects.

"Make an empty space in any corner of your mind, and creativity will instantly fill it." - Dee Hock

These useful accessories will take your knitting experience to a whole new level. As a result, you will experience more joy in knitting and can become more creative and devote yourself fully to your work. We as Knitters Pride do our best to always offer you the best knitting experience.


How to Knit a Christmas Stocking on Circular Needles?

A filled Christmas stocking by the fireplace is simply part of St. Nicholas Day and Christmas. The bigger the stocking, the bigger the joy. Children in particular are very happy when it is filled with sweet treats and little surprises. In this blog we would like to show you how you can knit the classic Christmas Shocking yourself.

The swatch for this project is 30 stitches x 34 sounds = 10 x 10 cm (stockinette stitch)

You need Double Pointed knitting needles with a needle size of 3 mm and the desired and suitable yarn. And off you go.

Step 01

Cast on 100 stitches with double pointed knitting needles and close the work in a round. There are 25 stitches on each needle.

Step 02

Now knit the next 15 rounds in stockinette stitch.

Step 03

From now on you continue to work in the following division: Knit the 25 stitches of the first needle on the right, knit the cable strips over the 25 stitches of the second and third needle, increasing 5 stitches per needle in the first round (i.e. 5 times after every 5th row). Knit 1 stitch twisted out of the cross thread), knit the 25 stitches of the 4th needle. Now you would have a total of 110 stitches on the four needles. In this arrangement you knit 60 rounds further. (= 5 pattern sets in height.)

Step 04

Now we have arrived at the heel. After a total of 75 rounds, knit a boomerang heel over the 50 stitches on the first and tipped needle, starting with the double stitch right on the next round and continuing with the heel. Divide the 50 stitches into 16 stitches - 18 stitches - 16 stitches.

Step 05

After the heel, work the foot in the same way as you did for the upper. In the 123rd round, decrease 5 stitches in each of the two cable strips from the start. You should now have 100 stitches.

Step 06

Now work the lace in stockinette stitch. Here you decrease each round until there are only 8 stitches left on the needles. Then close the top.

Step 07

You can knit a furry collar around the connecting edge to make a more Christmassy sock. Using 4 mm Double Pointe knitting needles, pick up 68 stitches (17 on each needle) from the cast-on edge by stitching from the inside out of the sock. After 24 rounds in stockinette stitch, cast off all stitches loosely and then turn the brim inside out.

Step 08

The last step is to crochet a hanger for the Christmas shocking. To do this, crochet 4 chain stitches and a chain. Work single crochet back and forth until the hanger has a total length of 20 cm. Each round begins with a chain stitch. Sew the loop onto the socks and fasten all threads.

Finally, fill your socks with little things that will bring joy and you can attach it to the fireplace.

"Christmas is a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness."-     Mo Rocca

If you have a crochet or knitting lover in your family, you can also fill your Christmas stocking with the most beautiful items from Knitters Pride and bring great joy.

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How to Knit Socks in Easy Steps

Socks have a very special place in knitting. Hand knit socks are perfect to warm your feet or gift a loved one. After learning to knit a pair of knitting needles and yarn to make some socks. For new knitters and everyone who is willing to give it a try, we got this blog on how to knit socks in easy steps. Even though knitting a sock could seem to be a complicated project, in reality, it is quite simple. You have a quick project on hand with only few rounds to go. Once you understand how it works, you’ll be able to “whip up” different socks in any size using whatever yarn you have on hand.

Socks come in various sizes for babies, kids and adults (men and women). While the best way to go forward is the measurement of the ankle and the area from down the heel, it cannot be done for every project. Socks make the best gifts, so of you are making it for loved one you might not shy from asking their measurements, if not follow the standard sizes.

For your sock sizes, here’s a quick chart.

(U.S. Shoe Sizes)







13 -14

Foot Circumference (inches)







Sock Height




Total Foot Length









Which Knitting Needles to make Socks?

For knitting socks you can go ahead double pointed or circular needles. Both are handy tools for the project. The knitting needle size is most important here so make sure you have needles as mentioned on a sock knitting yarn. You can plan one with popular sizes- US 1, US 2 or US 3 with lengths of either 4″ or 6″.

If you like working on circular needles rather than double points, we recommend 10” circular needle set. The small circumference of the fixed circular makes them easy to handle, and the set comes with a variety of needle sizes in an easy to carry case. It also includes several useful accessories.

If you are ready to try out new things, the magic loop technique is definitely worth. Make sure you have a circular needle that has a cord length of 32″ to almost 47″.

Yarn: While you can use any kind of yarn for sock knitting, a lot of knitters prefer yarn with superwash sock-weight yarn. Wool and wool-blends are popular choices for babies to keep their feet warm.

How to Knit Socks?

There are two ways to knit socks- toe up or cuff down. Both are perfectly fine as long as you are confident. Many knitters prefer to make the cuffs first then go down while many knitters like to go the other way.

Knitting Socks in Easy Steps

Start with knitting a gauge swatch of 4 - 6” x 4 - 6”. Make sure to use the same knitting needles and yarn that you have planned for the project. Stockinette is the most common stitch pattern for socks therefore it’s recommend you knit the same. After the swatch is ready, wash and block it. Then measure your row and stitch gauge.

Step 1: Cast on Stitches

Cast on stitches with three or four double pointed needles or the needle tip of the circular needles and spread it over the cord to the other tip.

Start with knitting the leg part of the socks. Work 3 rounds of rib stitch (knit 1, purl 1). Repeat until the leg measures according to your calculations. You can knit with 1 yarn color or 2 or more, just make sure to knit at least two or three rows with one shade.

Step 2: Knitting the Heel and Foot

Knitting a sock heel is challenging but then a pattern assists you. Keep working with the stockinette stitch on the needle for the heel. The heel shape needs special attention so make sure to keep trying the socks every few rows if it’s your first time sock knitting project.

If you are working with double points, for the heel and gusset, you will need to divide the stitches. Even with circular needles first go ahead with short rows and then later come back to the pick them up and complete them.

After the heel, pay attention to the sock pattern as you need to actively decrease stitches. Use stitch markers here to mark the points of decrease.

Step 3: The toes and binding off

Continue with the stockinette stitch and decrease for the toes. When you have few stitches left on the knitting needle, use the Kitchener stitch or other seaming methods to bind off.

Work the second sock in the same way.

After you have completed the project give it some love with blocking tools. You can cover up the minor mistakes and let the yarn relax.

Happy Sock Knitting!

How to Knit Neater Rib Stitches?

Do you know that feeling when you want to knit a clean rib stitch pattern, but isolated stitches keep coming loose and destroying the overall picture? Perhaps there are even entire rows that simply appear uneven and therefore ugly? Don't worry, you'll get rid of them very quickly with these tips from Knitters Pride and you can knit clean rib stitch stitches according to this blog.

If a project is to be elastic in some places, as with hats, then a 2x2 rib stitch is often knitted, i.e., 2x purl stitches and 2x knit stitches alternately. This creates a pattern that is elastic like a rubber band. Many sweaters also start with this pattern. But this beautiful pattern is not so beautiful anymore when the stitches are knitted unevenly. Therefore, these beginner stitches are actually one of the most difficult. You must always follow the stitches and not mix up the stitches because if a knit stitch is on top of a purl the whole pattern will look wrong.

How to Knit Neater Rib Stitches?

Tip 01 - Pull tight after every first purl stitch

The first thing you need to work on for a clean rib pattern is your tension. So, pull the yarn well when you switch from a knit stitch to a purl stitch. But really only do this on that one stitch.

Tip 02 - Knit with a smaller knitting needle size

If you don't want unsightly holes to appear between the transitions to the knit stitch, you can counteract this and use smaller knitting needle sizes. Because these holes are created because the knitting needle is in the way here, so if a smaller knitting needle size is in the way, the hole will also be smaller and in the end hardly noticeable.

Tip 03 - Knit through the back loop

In the transitions, the stitch only has to go over halfof the stitch, and you also reduce the distance between these stitches, between which the unsightly holes appear, and end up with a clean rib stitch.

Tip 04 - Change your yarn

Sometimes the problem is not the technique or the knitting needles, but simply the yarn is unsuitable. In this case, you should change your yarn and try a different one.

Tip 05 - The yarn has a high friction

Scratchy wool does not lend itself well to the rib stitch. It is almost impossible to knit a neater rib stitch here, the yarn is difficult to stretch, slips off your knitting needle badly and is simply not suitable in this case.

"Neatness - which is grooming, after all - is definitely the most important requirement." Babe Paley

A neat knitting can be very calming and fills you with great joy. Apply these tips and feel more fun in knitting and get a satisfying result.

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How to Teach Children to Knit?

Knitting is fun for all ages. The creative hobby is instant gratification. All you need is knitting needles, yarn, a mentor and later patterns for projects. Online sources are also good mentors. Given the many health benefits of knitting, more and more people are taking up knitting. Besides, learning to knit more knitters are looking forward to teaching their children to knit. Knitting for children is fun and an activity that will bring joy to their lives in the longer run.

The tips and tricks to teach children to knit are not universal. They can be similar but the instructions need to be customized according to the age of the child and interests. To help you teach knitting to the young ones, here are a few things to keep in mind.

Start with the right knitting needles – When you want to teach your children to knit you may want to teach them with the knitting needles you own, but do consider if it’s right for them? You can introduce knitting to children with single-pointed needles or even circulars but see that they hold it properly. Bamboo as a material is very beginner friendly. It is lightweight, affordable, smooth yet grabby to not drop stitches. Many knitting teachers recommend keeping children away from sharp needle tips to prevent accidents. This point is valid only for the very young ones. Once you see the child balance things you can get them circular knitting needles. Leave the double-pointed needles for round knitting after they have had enough practice.

Start with the right yarn – After the knitting needles though must be given to the yarn. You can get them started with some worsted-weight yarn. Bulky yarn can give them stress, especially to their tender wrists and hands. Fine lace threads are a no, till they have some practice and successful projects under their belts. Go stash busting and let them have the leftovers to make their own creation. Many times vibrant colors get them into knitting. Do not go for yarn that they feel allergic to. Lanolin can cause allergies in some kids.

Start with a small project – Many children do not enjoy doing the same thing again and again. So, to make knitting fun, start with a small project. Then can make a dishcloth or a scarf with all knit stitches. They will enjoy the different steps to cast on stitches, knitting a pattern, binding off and more. The completed project will give them the push to do more. And, with time they would love knitting.

Let them rip it too – In knitting, especially beginners will have knitting mistakes on hand. Many children love to rip things and allowing them to frog or rip the stitches is perfectly ok.

Give them time – The most important thing to keep in mind is to give time. Dedicate half an hour to the craft every day. If the time is too tedious, set them up to the task to knit five rows. Children might want to skip a few days, which too is fine. Knitting stays in muscle memory and skipping few days will not damage all the progress they made.

To conclude let’s take advice from Elizabeth Zimmerman’s famous quote “When they hand it to you to fix, do a couple of rows. While you don’t want to do it for them, you can certainly help them along!”

With this in mind introduce yarn crafts to children.

Why Knitting Gauge is so important?

 A knitting gauge is important for every knitting project, be it a pair of socks or a blanket. You just don’t start a project with the knitting needles and yarn mentioned in a pattern. A pattern designer often mentions that gauge count and knitters try to achieve the same count or something close to it. To understand why knitting gauge is important, you must understand what it is. A knitting gauge is a little map that you create with your own knitting needles to understand your journey better. In knitting and also crochet, a gauge refers to the number of stitches as well as rows in one inch of knitted fabric.

knitting gauge

To get a knitting gauge, you need to knit a small swatch to match the intended count. You take the knitting needle size or even type mentioned in the pattern and the yarn fiber and weight and make a small square of 6-10 inches. After binding off the square, wash it and block it. Later measure an inch with a measuring tape and see the count. If it’s lesser than mentioned, use a smaller needle size and go a size up if the count is more. Try and achieve the closest count.

Now, you might want to skip this step of knitting a gauge swatch, but you must not.

gauge swatch

Why Is Knitting Gauge Important?

  1. A gauge determines the look of your project. When it comes to the look, even if you follow the pattern designer’s gauge and recommendation, the look might be different. Even though you work with the needle sizes and yarn recommended you might end up with a different look. Different needle materials work differently with yarns. If you have uneven knitting tension (due to yarn or the needle material), your knitting may appear lumpy. The stitches will get bigger and smaller throughout the fabric and manifest in gaps. With a gauge swatch, you can clearly see the stitches and understand the drape of the knitted fabric.


  1. The gauge will also help choose the size. This is especially for garments. If you are knitting a sweater, you would want it to fit; it must not be too tight to not go down your head or too big to hand. If a pattern recommends a US 8 needle size and yet you do not get the gauge, you need to go up a needle size (US 9) or go down a size (US 7). A trick to knitting a gauge swatch is for circular knitting projects knit a swatch in the round on circular knitting needles or double-pointed needles. Cut the swatch and lay it flat for exact measure.


  1. It’s not just size and appearance, a knitting gauge will help you calculate the amount of yarn you use, too. If you knit fewer stitches per inch than the gauge in the pattern, you’ll run out of yarn too soon and if you knit more stitches per inch than the required gauge, then you’ll have leftover yarn when the project has finished.

Though its best you get the exact number or the closest measurement, if you are knitted fabric makes you happy then go for it! If you want the best results, experiment with the right combination of knitting needles, needle size, yarn, and tension to get the perfect gauge.

5 Tips to Get Started with Thread Crochet

Thread crocheting is usually a daunting prospect for beginners. The thin yarn, the fine stitches and the long working hours are usually a reason why many people shy away from it. But have you already seen the wonderful patterns that are created? Her work looks like lace due to the thin yarns and stitches, which is why these projects are often called lace.

5 Tips to Get Started with Thread Crochet

In this blog we give you 5 great tips with which YOU can definitely start crocheting with thread.

But first we have to clarify a few important points.

Thread crocheting is often thought to be very difficult, but that's not true. Thread crochet requires the same skills as crocheting with other yarns. The only difference is that the yarn and the crochet hook are finer. This just takes a little getting used to and practice more too. The process is exactly the same as crocheting. Thread crocheting is also often felt to be very painful and tiring for the hands, that's only partly true, because the fine yarn and working with a smaller crochet hook can strain your hands and fingers, but YOU can avoid that. Why not try optimizing your yarn tension, because this way you can find the ideal tension for you and the pain disappears. Of course, the right crochet hook is also very important, our Knitterspride crochet hooks promise comfort and pain-free work thanks to the ergonomic design. Don't forget to do regular hand exercises.

We only know thread crochet from small lace doilies that are lying around everywhere in the apartment. We usually see these little doilies on the shelves of our grandmothers. But thread crochet isn't just for the little blankets, you can create so much more. Even amigurumis are crocheted with today's thin yarns. This is how very small but detailed amigurumis are created.

The important thing is to block your thread crochet projects. This is the only way to show off the fine stitches and patterns. Of course only when it comes to blankets, scarves and those projects that need to be blocked. For example, amigurumi projects don't need to be blocked.

5 Tips for Thread Crocheting

- For a thread crochet project, you should definitely prefer steel crochet hooks. This makes it easier for you to work with the fine yarn and the fine yarn slides off the needle better. At Knitterspride you will find fine steel crochet hooks that are perfect for your thread crochet project.

- Pay attention to the grip of your crochet hook! Just because the hook is so fine doesn't mean the handle has to be so thin. This should be easy to grab to make your work easier. This is actually one of the reasons why many find thread crocheting more difficult, but it doesn't have to be.

- Do not buy sewing or embroidery thread to crochet a thread, only crochet thread. Technically, you can crochet with anything that resembles thread, but it will be much easier for you to crochet with crochet yarn. These yarns have been specially developed for thread crochet.

- Wrap the thread around your non-working hand to better control the tension because as mentioned above, this is one of the most common reasons hands hurt while crocheting.

- Make your yarn overs close to the head of the crochet hook, otherwise your loops will be too loose.

"You use a glass mirror to see your face. You use works of art to see your soul." George Bernard Shaw

Discover this unique art with thread crochet. For your crochet experience we have the best crochet hooks by Knitterspride.

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How to Choose the Right Crochet Hooks Material?


Choosing the right crochet hook material is just as important as choosing the right wool materials. This makes a big difference over your crochet history. In this blog we would like to introduce you to different crochet hooks made of different materials, but first let's take a closer look at a crochet hook.

A crochet hook consists of three parts: hook, shaft and grip

The wool is picked up with the hook. Depending on the design, the wool can slip off or get stuck. Our Knitterspride crochet hooks are shaped in such a way that you always have a good grip and the hook neither slips nor gets caught. See for yourself.

The shank is usually made of the same material as the hook. This area should be smooth to allow the thread to flow easily.

The handle is the area that is in our hands all the time. This range should be comfortable for our hands. The best way to find out which grip shape is suitable for your own hand is to try out the different materials and grips yourself. This is the only way to find the perfect crochet hook for you.


A crochet hook can be made of metal, wood, plastic, or bamboo. We would like to introduce you to our Knitterspride crochet hooks made of the following materials:

Aluminum: Aluminum crochet hooks are lightweight but very strong at the same time. Because it is a metal crochet hook, all types of wool slide easily over it. Mohair or cotton in particular are best worked with metal needles.

Wood: Wood crochet hooks are particularly popular because of their warmth. As described above, hairy types of wool are not suitable for wooden needles, they do not slide off particularly well and thus disrupt your workflow.

Steel: Steel is particularly robust. Similar to aluminum, these are particularly suitable for hairy yarns. These needles have a sturdy handle and are ideal for all types of projects.

Bamboo: Similar to wood, bamboo is particularly popular due to its warmth.

"Everything you are comes from your choices" -Jeff Bezos

With this blog we were able to make your decision about the right crochet hooks a little easier.

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How are Meditation and Knitting Related?

It has now been scientifically proven and confirmed by various studies that knitting has the same effects on mental health as mediation and yoga. The repetitive movements and sequences trigger the same effects in the brain as with meditation. As a result, knitting and mediation are very closely connected and hardly differ in their effect. We also like to say knitting is the new way of mediation. But the great thing about knitting is that you can take it with you anywhere, including doing it on the bus, in the waiting room, or during a long drive, unlike meditation.

How are Meditation and Knitting Related

Both when knitting and when meditating, your body releases less of the stress hormone cortisol, which is why your blood pressure drops and your pulse slows down. Through the regular movements of your hands, you will notice that your thoughts get wings and just wander away. This is particularly advantageous in the case of anxiety or mental illnesses, as acute situations, anxiety and problems can be forgotten for a moment.

Your concentration and memory will also be trained, just like with yoga. When knitting you have to memorize patterns or count the stitches and that is a real concentration training for your brain.

Motor skills also benefit from this diverse hobby, as the hands are constantly in motion. Another connection between meditation and knitting is that both can curb addictive behaviors. Bad habits such as smoking, alcohol or eating out of boredom are often treated through meditation. But you can also achieve this with knitting. By keeping your hands and fingers busy at work, you reach for a cigarette or bag of chips less.

If, similar to a meditation, we dive into knitting and forget the world around us, this can also be used for pain therapy. The happy hormones that are released when knitting help to reduce the sensation of pain.

Would you like to start doing something good for your soul and body? Then you will find the best tools for a mindful knitting experience in our Mindful Collection. Our stainless steel knitting needles each come with a mindful word to help keep you motivated. Our knitting needles sets are packed with the most beautiful accessories in great cases and are a great tool for your mindfulness.

"The little things? The little moments? They aren't little." Jon Kabat-Zinn

These small knitting moments with our Mindful Collection Knitting Needles are great precious moments that will improve your mental and physical well-being in the long term. Take these moments and allow Mindful Collection to accompany you.

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How to Crochet in Back Loop

 Many crochet patterns speak of certain loops, such as the front loops, the back loops, or it is described that both loops should be crocheted. Depending on the patterns, different stitches are given and occasionally you will find the patterns as an abbreviation blo (back loop only) or flo (front loop only).

But where are these loops exactly? Here in this article we will show you the different types of the loops, where they are exactly and how to crochet into them or how to crochet the different techniques such as flo or blo.

How to Crochet in Back Loop

If you look at the crochet stitches from above, you'll see that they look like a cross V. The arm of the V that is in front is the front loop and the arm of the V that is in the back is called the back loop. By the way, this fact doesn’t change for left-handers, no matter which direction you crochet, inside stays inside and outside stays outside. You will notice that in this case we can insert our crochet hook into a wide variety of loops in a stitch.

Why is that important?

In most cases, the stitches are crocheted through both loops, or rather the crochet hook is inserted through both loops, respectively through both arms of the V, yarn is pulled and a stitch is crocheted.

That only the back loop is used could be due to the following reasons.


By crocheting in the back loop, you get a different stitch pattern, keeping the front loops in front creates an interesting "line" at the bottom of the stitches, giving your project that certain something.


Another possibility is that by crocheting into the back loop, a certain shape is achieved, as is often the case with amigurumi. This results in different “corners” and “edges”.

Different use

The last variant why only the back loop is crocheted is that the front loop is still needed later. For example, a different colored yarn is docked into the front loop and crocheted a dress for your amigurumi doll or a collar for your bunny.

How to crochet the back or front loop step-by-step

Insert your crochet hook into the back loop of the stitch, or rather the back arm of the V.

For the Stitch Flo you have to insert your crochet hook in the front arm of the V.

Bring the thread through this stitch.

You now have two loops on your crochet hook.

Get the thread again and pull it through both loops.

Your stitch "Back loop Only" is ready

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"In the beginner's mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert's there are few." -Shunryu Suzuki

Now we wish you as Knitterspride with the newly learned ability many great ideas and projects.

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.

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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.

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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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