Chicks with Sticks Is Not Just a Class!
Unless you want to finger-knit or finger-crochet, you’re going to need knitting needles or crochet hooks to create your next project. While years back, it was hard to get anything other than the shiny metal needles and hooks (great for sliding yarn off, but hard on the hands!), now you might be surprised by all of the options available.
Only Ewe and Cotton Too stocks a wide selection of needles and hooks, all of the highest quality and built for performance and comfort.
Here’s a list of what we carry:
- Hiya-Hiya (The Knitting Zone, Inc.)
- Clover Takumi Velvet
- Laurel Hill
- The Bag Smith
It’s important to choose knitting needles or crochet hooks that not only fit your project’s needs, according to the pattern’s specifications for yarn and gauge, but also that fit your hands. Once you start your project, you’ll probably find yourself reaching for it every spare minute you get… just to finish “one more row”. So, you’ll want to make sure the tools you use feel wonderful in your hands.
You’ll find there are three basic types of needles and hooks:
Single Point Knitting Needle
Long, thin, with a cap at one end and a point at the other, these are the most common kind of knitting needle, used for the widest variety of projects. They are sold in pairs and come in lots of different sizes – both length-wise and in varying diameters.
Double Point Knitting Needle
These needles have points at both ends, and are typically shorter than single point needles. They are usually used for knitting socks or other projects that are created in a circular fashion. They generally come in packs of 4-5, and you’ll knit with two and use the others to hold the project’s stitches as you work.
Circular Knitting Needles
The circular needle features two pointy ends and a long middle section that is flexible. The middle holds the stitches you’ve worked and makes it easier to work on a big or heavy project, like a blanket.
Hooks range in size from .5mm up to 25 mm, or even bigger! The hook can vary quite a bit, as well. Some crocheters love the in-line hook, which is basically a cylinder carved into the shape of a hook. There’s also the “Boye” hook, which has a more bulbous head. You’ll notice that some hooks look pointier than others; some look rounder than others. There are even specialty hooks, used to crochet with thread (for making lace or doilies). You may even see a Tunisian crochet hook, which has hooks on both ends – or double hooks with a cable in the middle, used for some kinds of knitting.
We are more than happy to help you choose the right hooks and needles for your next project. The best hook or needle for you is the one that feels good in your hands.
Come in and find your new favorite knitting needles or crochet hooks today!