You have probably heard of the term wool knitting and wonder what it is. Wool knitting was once a job for the elderly only, but is now more popular than ever. There are many reasons for this popularity increase, including its versatility, its affordable prices, and of course, its increasing demand. If you want to earn money from knitting, but don’t know where to start, you should consider learning the basics of wool knitting. You can learn it online, through a book or in a class.
Wool knitting is a craft that is very similar to needle knitting, but instead of working with needles, you work with wool. The wool is actually the ‘base’ from which the sweater is made. You take your wool and cut it into the desired size (bigger is better). Remember that you will have to purchase some thread, or possibly needles, depending on the specific kind of sweater you will be knitting. Yarn comes in a variety of colors and qualities. Some threads cost more than others.
Wool knitting can be as simple or as involved as you want it to be. If you want it simple, you just need to get some yarn and a knitting hook. You will then need to find a spot in your yard for knitting, which is often the corner, since this is the furthest away from any other structures that could potentially be in the way. If you have a small yard, this isn’t a problem, since most people keep their knitting supplies within the confines of their own homes. If you have a medium or large yard though, you may need to look into a place to knit that is outside, so you can avoid having to deal with pesky animals and such.
Once you have the wool, you need to get needles. Usually these needles can either be metal, like the knitting needles mentioned above, or wood. Metal ones tend to be easier to come by, so if you are just starting out, then you can get by using these. Wood needles however, are usually expensive and they also tend to scratch easily. Unless you are in a very specific field, I recommend sticking with metal knitting needles.
Once you have everything set up and ready to go, it’s time to start knitting! Since you are knitting wool, you will need to deal with the wool. This can be very easy or very hard depending on how you do it. If you find that it is very difficult to get the wool to do what you want it to do, then you might want to go with a different method. Knitting can be a relaxing pastime, but when you are doing it, you need to get the most out of it.
Wool knitting is a great hobby to take up. You can choose to knit sweaters, blankets, or anything else with wool. There are a variety of great ways to use wool knitting. You can sell the wool at craft shows, make some extra cash, or even start your own business. The possibilities are endless.