How to choose a hook

How to choose a hook

You can knit in several ways: crochet, knitting, on the fork, on the fingers - these are the most basic ways of knitting by hand. We master the hook with you, so we will choose it! A good and well-chosen hook is a guarantee of a successful result and enjoyment of work. Therefore, we will consider in detail how to choose a hook! Let's start with the choice of material! There may be 3 materials: wood, metal or plastic ...

Hook material

Wooden - bamboo hooks. I have long acquired both needles and hooks made of this material. At first I bought bamboo knitting needles - very comfortable, warm, not sliding in my hand. With their acquisition, the question of impaling the index finger has disappeared. After buying the needles, I bought bamboo hooks - very good, but they leave unusual impressions. Here you can say this: knitting with bamboo hooks is unusual, but very cozy and pleasant. The material has to itself and is amazingly pleasant in hand. If in the summer I prefer metal, in the winter I now knit exclusively bamboo. Metal hooks - can be steel and aluminum. A good option and the most common. I use these. Durable, wear-resistant, if the purchased hook suddenly began to cling to the yarn, you can simply fix it with sandpaper. Available in different colors, with and without a pen, long and short. Plastic hooks, acrylic hooks - light, but not very durable. Rarely and mostly only large. There may be all kinds of colors.

Hook size

Let's go to the size! The size or number of the hook depends on the knitting yarn you choose. American hooks have their numbers different from ours. If the hook you purchased is marked US, then it is the American gradation. The unit of measurement we are used to is millimeters, but here too there are differences when buying hooks of different brands. Usually in stores, when you buy a hook and yarn, you are given to try to knit a pattern. If you try everything suits you, then take more liked than clearly suitable for the number of millimeters! Up to 2 millimeters hooks go in increments of 0.05 mm, but where you can hardly find a complete set, they are usually sold in 0.1 mm increments! Although the size of the hooks nearest in thickness is not too different from each other, however, if you knit thin things, it is noticeable. The thinnest hooks are used for knitting lace, tying beads and knitting amigurumi. Medium-sized hooks are designed for knitting garments and interior items: hats, scarves, purses, blouses, skirts and stoles. But the thickest hooks knit decorative items, outerwear and large toys.

Yarn and hook

How to choose the right hook to the yarn !! The labels of domestic yarn and some foreign yarns indicate the sizes of suitable hooks, most often with a range. What does it mean! This means that any hook from the range fits, but if we take a smaller size, we get a tighter binding, and if it is larger, it will be more loose, airy. What will happen if you take a different size hook! Knitting can get too tight, tight, or vice versa air, full of holes! If you need just one of these effects, it all depends on the thickness of the hook. What to do if the size of the hook is not specified orneed to knit thread, folded in half! There is only one way: take a yarn and a hook that fits at first glance. Knitting with a hook a small sample. Like the result! Great, you picked up. Not! Then take another hook and try again. Remember that for a more airy effect, we take a thicker hook and vice versa. If you have never knitted and came to choose your first hook, then in choosing a company rely either on the recommendation of a magazine, book, MC, or on the recommendation of a consultant in a store. Beginners needlewomen often strongly cloth, so the size of the hook is better to take the average of the specified range on the label yarn. The smaller one will unnecessarily squeeze, and the larger will be difficult to squeeze into the hinges. When choosing between a hook with a handle and without it, I definitely advise taking it without a handle. You should feel the canvas before experimenting. In the following lessons we will deal with the correct and incorrect hooks. So,,, now we are ready to start and first organize your workplace. Let knitting be only for the benefit: "" There are sets of convenient hooks that are used in the lessons in our store: