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My Knitting Experience

A few months ago, I decided to start knitting again. I had previously knitted a scarf or two and had found the experience of actually creating a material “thing” exciting and deeply satisfying. My previous foray into knitting, however, was part of a different world: World of no Youtube tutorials or other helpful websites!

This time, though, I was able to research various patterns using helpful websites, like Ravelry, and then when I chose a pattern I was able to look up the basics, and even complicated things, on youtube.

I decided to knit a scarf for my wife using the two-colored Brioche stitch: This knitting stitch is all the rage these days! Of course, I immediately watched a few videos on Youtube and learned that for this pattern I would need double point knitting needles. So, of course, like everyone else these days, I looked up the cheapest available Knitting Needle Set and found it on Amazon. I ended up ordering a set of 75 double point Bamboo needles.

Now these bamboo needles might not be the best, but they offer really great value for a beginner. So, I have used a couple of different sizes for different projects, and they have worked fine. Since they are wood, the chances of accidentally slipping a stitch are much lower than using metal needles. I would certainly recommend these for beginners. Of course, if you are an experienced knitter then the best wood needles, in my opinion, are from Knit Picks. I bought a pair of no. 7 needles from our wonderful local Yarn Store, but those are meant for my long-term collection of knitting tools. For now, I must admit, I am really pleased with my cheap but functional bamboo knitting needles:)

Here are some pictures of my finished projects:



By M R

Originally from Pakistan, Dr. Masood Ashraf Raja is an Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literature and Theory and the editor of Pakistaniaat: A Journal of Pakistan Studies.
Raja tweets @masoodraja

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