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.