Knitting with two different needle sizes

Normally you use a knitting needle, which has the same needle size at both ends. That's clear, what's the point here, some will ask now. Resolution follows:

After a scuffle, it is sometimes difficult (especially with loosely twisted yarn), with the currently used and possibly still large needle size to carefully take all the mesh bows back onto the needle, taking all their individual threads. In addition, one must also pay attention to not inadvertently mistakenly take the stitches wrongly, so that they may u. would appear entangled in the next round.

To overcome these difficulties, I use a second, much thinner needle than the one I knit with to pick up the stitches. This is an advantage because it is easier to pierce the mesh with this thinner needle and lift the stitch back onto the needle (the knit is wide, the needle is thin).

Now one or the other of you might argue that it would not work at all: to use a smaller needle size than the previously used needle size in the middle of the fabric, then all subsequent knitted meshes would become narrower / narrower than all the others. But, you can, because the size and width of each stitch is always determined by the needle in our right (!) Hand, that is, by the needle with which we actually make the stitch, so knit it off. The second (thinner) needle is only there to keep the stitches ready for the actual knitting, only to wear them ?.

Especially those of us who knit very tightly will be glad if - as my suggestion - they basically take a much thinner needle in the left hand during the entire knitting work. With her, the actual knitting becomes much easier, because a thinner needle can penetrate more easily in each stitch, because, so to speak, more space? is available. Summarized again:

Left hand - thin needle; the right hand holds / retains the thicker needle with which the stitch test has been made and approved. The stitches are knitted = with the right needle and the quality of the knit is determined.

With two long jacket needles you could basically use two needles of different thicknesses. Again, apply to the needles again: left thin - right thick. If you work with a circular needle, you can either use two circular knitting needles of different thicknesses or - if someone wants to buy new needles anyway, use the interchangeable needle tips of KnitPro, which are just awesome for my suggestion: At the left end of the rope I screw a thin needle point on, on the right end of the intended for knitting "right" = larger = thicker needle size!

If you like, give it a try, if that's too complicated, continue to knit as before.

Knitting with Two Different Weight Yarns Using the Same Needle Size | April 2024