Your 1st Yarn & Needles Click on a photo in the larger box below to see them online.
Or, you can click HERE for an online directory to find your LYS (Local Yarn Shop). Your shopping list is inside your DVD cover. You can also download and print it HERE.
Yarns with elasticity (give) are best for learning. Pure 100% cottons have no elasticity, and are better for later. Wool, acrylic, wool blends, acrylic blends, or even cotton blends are good.
If you're sensitive to wool, try acrylic, or a blend of the two, or a cotton blend. About Needles
Metal needles: Slippery, can frustrate beginners because yarn slides off too easily, but are good for yarn that has a lot of grip
Plastic needles: Grippy, can also frustrate beginners because the yarn won't
slide along the needle smoothly, but are good for slippery yarns like silk.
Wood needles (bamboo, birch, rosewood, etc.): Average grip/slip. Nicely in the middle, and should be good as first needles for just about everyone. As you explore knitting, you'll find what works best for you over time. :)