Last month I shared what's inside my knitting case and today I talk about the supplies I use over and over. When it comes to knitting, you basically just need yarn and needles.
YARN: I don't like wool on my skin. So, I knit everything with yarn that has no wool in it. Not even a little bit. I prefer cotton. It does not only feel better on my skin it's also easier to handle when you are doing laundry. Knitted pieces out of wool need a special treatment (most things you cant wash in your washer) but knitted pieces out of cotton can be washed by 30°C without a problem.
My favorite three brands are: Lana Grossa, Linea Pura by Lana Grossa and Lang Yarns. Linea Pura yarns are never with wool so that's my go to yarn. With Lana Grossa and Lang Yarns I always check the composition.
Every yarn comes with a label that shows you the composition. I always, always check the label to make sure there is no wool in it.
NEEDLES: I use Interchangeable Circular Needles for almost every knitting project. I use the Symfonie ones by KnitPro™. They are a little bit more expensive but the quality is really good. I have two 80cm cords and every needle size from 3.5 to 7.
Some people might think, that you can only use circular needles when you are knitting in the round. But you can use circular needles (interchangeable or not) for almost every knitting project. One of the benefits of circular needles is, that you don't have the weight of your work on the needles but on the cord. This means it's less exhausting for your wrists.
For knitting socks I use double pointed needles. There is a method called magic loop where you knit small circumferences not with double pointed needles but with circular needles. So far I haven't tried this. The double pointed needles you see in the first photo are bamboo needles. These aren't as good as the Symfonie ones but I bought them before I knew which ones are the best. When I compare them side by side I can totally feel the difference.
What are your favorite knitting supplies? Have you ever tried circular needles?