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10+1 Knitting Related Facts About Me.


  1. My favorite needle size: the one that i use the most would probably be 4.0mm, but I love knitting with small needles like 2.5 mm and 3.0 mm.
  2. My favorite yarn weight is sport (I guess this goes hand in hand with my favorite needle sizes)
  3. I almost only knit with circular needles (I knit with the magic loop method). I dislike knitting with straight needles because I think the ends always bump into everything (like armrests), they don't fit nicely into a bag and our cats find the ends waving in the air irresistible.
  4. I avoid seaming whenever it's possible and often alter patterns so that I can knit in the round (one more reason to prefer circular needles)
  5. I'm not very good at seaming and I think it's boring and takes forever. I also hate weaving in ends (doesn't everyone?). It usually takes me a further day or two to actually finish a piece after binding off the last stitch until I have finally seamed everything together, woven in the ends and attached buttons (if needed)
  6. I'm a sucker for tweed and marled yarns.
  7. I would like to learn to knit fair-isle with more than two colors at a time. I've tried it a couple of times but gave up after a couple of rows and an unsolvable tangle of yarns.
  8. I mostly enjoy knitting cables; lace is probably my least favorite. I have a weird twisted love affair with traveling twisted stitches (pun unintended), the harder the chart the better I like it (think Cookie A)
  9. My favorite fibre is merino wool. I try to steer away from synthetic fibres but I can live with them in some content in sock yarns as they need to be more durable than your normal wool.
  10. I purl tighter than I knit.
  11. My skin is really sensitive so I'm super picky about yarn. However I don't think alpaca is very itchy and can wear alpaca sweaters even though many say it's one of the prickliest fibres.
PS: We are leaving for Turkey tomorrow, so no blog updates for the next week and a half! Remember to follow me on Instagram if you want to see photos of palm trees and turquoise sea, I can promise even some knitting related photos! You can find me on Instagram by name sari_n_

I'm a sucker for tweed!

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  1. Great list! We have so much in common, Have an amazing trip!

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  2. so neat to read a little more about your knitting preferences! And have an amazing time in Turkey!!

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