HOW TO KNIT WITH TWO NEEDLES
What do you need to knit with two needles? Knitting needles Ball of yarn or yarn for knitting Knitting instructions with two needles Let’s start by knowing what is the correct posture of the hands and the thread.
As you will see, when we use them to knit with needles, we have to place them in a very different way than we do when we knit with a hook. The first thing we will do is take the thread which we will place in the left hand by passing the thread through the palm and we will only put the thread on the index finger between the middle, on the ring finger and under the little finger of the hand.
In the right hand we will only hold the thread over the index finger (with which we will stretch it), under the middle finger, between the ring finger and the little finger. The needle is held between the index finger and the thumb of the right hand, and over the middle finger between the index finger and the thumb of the left hand.
The next thing is to start making the first stitches on the needles. There are many ways to do this. We ask you to be inspired by the images to understand how they work. If what we want is to make pure chains, then we will have to spiral the thread over the needle with the amount of stitches we want to use to start.
But if what we want is to make more closed points, then we will have to make several knots intertwined in the needle as seen in the images. Now the next thing will be to form the first tissue. Depending on the design that we want to make and the drawing that we want the garment that we are creating to have, it is that we will make points upside down or points to the right as seen in the images that I present here below.
As you can see, the number of points to the right and vice versa, are those that dictate the shape of the fabric drawing. To make the points you just have to pass the thread from one needle to another by passing it through all the points you have already made and back to the needle, turning both.
This is the easiest way to create a fabric with two needles, but if you are looking for something more elaborate, you will have to calculate precisely the amount of points upside down and to the right that your fabric is going to require in order to form a design.
All the designs you have seen of woven fabrics, however complicated they may seem, depend on the number of turns in which you apply points to the right or the other way around. Therefore it will be very important that you are precise at this point and avoid making mistakes when making the points, because if a point goes wrong and you put a right one where it should be upside down, you will end up ruining the fabric and you will have to weave until you reach the site to correct the error, which can be very tiring or canine.
We suggest you practice with simple stitches until you can control it and know how to do it and in what order according to the type of fabric you are making. When what we want is to make a fabric where there are spaces such as those that are shaped like a flower or lace, it will be necessary to make stitches with the strand outside those that we already have integrated in the needles and that serve us to turn around.
Then we will have to integrate them into the fabric and continue with some turns repeating this process to be able to obtain the design we are looking for. When we have mastered this basic technique, we can start with other types of points such as the Peruvian point, the eight point or the lace and flower type point.
What makes these points so complicated is that we have to make points on top of others that we had already made on the needle and skip stitches in order to get them. That is why making ties can be very complicated if you are a beginner.
To weave a Peruvian stitch like the one in the photo, we have to start with a race where all the stitches will be to the right, followed by this one we will make an equal with all the stitches upside down. We will go through the fabric without knitting the first stitch (only the first), from the second we will make 3 ties.
Later we will pass without making the first point again, but this time we will leave it more loose. Then with the needle of the right hand we will weave 1 stitch for every 3 loops. This is when we are going to return the tissue to the left needle and we will make 1 right point, followed by 1 point upside down and another point to the right before returning the tissue to the right needle.
We will repeat the process as many times as you deem necessary and end with a period. We will repeat all these races in this order until you get the size you want your fabric to be long or wide. Tips for knitting with two needles nothing would make us happier than the fact that these instructions have been helpful.
We hope you put into practice everything you learned here and learn to weave as you always wanted. Remember that if you want to improve your needle fabric or learn new styles, there are many tutorials on the internet or right here that you can follow to get it. If it is difficult for you to use wooden or plastic needles, we recommend using thin metal needles to start, so it will be easier for the thread to slide.
Also choose a thread that is easy for you to handle. Remember that not everything has to be perfect and less if you are a beginner, so do not feel bad if something goes wrong or if you do not like the first results. You will improve over time. In addition, you always have the option to weave the already woven and start over. If you notice that the thread rubs and hurts your fingers, you can cover them with tape to avoid generating blisters.