I just started knitting and I found and easy pattern for a sleeveless V-neck sweater. I have to get a new set of needles, and I'm reading old blogs about needle recommendations. I don't want to have to get a new set for every project. Excited!
I really dig that sweater (is that orange) that you are wearing.
What I've learned about sweater knitting by many of these experienced men here is guage, guage and check your guage. I love knitting sweaters and want to become as perfect as I am possible.
Yah, I think I just have to try different tools and see what feels right. I like these carved single point needles...they look pretty, but can you even knit a man's sweater on 14" single point needles? I've read that it gets heavy with the work gathering on one side, yet still I like the sexy grandma look to them.
You may have to buy several different kinds to determine which you like best. I have some favorite needles that I bought at an estate sale---they are so old that they are not even manufactured any more, but they still knit just fine. for modern needles, Addi's are good. Bamboo needles are also good---I like those especially for socks. I am sort of the opinion that you can't have too many needles---Just In Case.
Oops I meant to reply to you, instead of reposting.
Happy Knitting! Nehkhasi
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