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In addition, you can write to us at any time for advice on the type of sustainable wool you need or to find a pattern for you.
Wool yarn balls for beginners
Have you been knitting for a short time? Don't worry! We are here to help you. At Ovillova we have what you need so you don't get frustrated knitting and take your knitting projects to the next level. Browse our catalog and find the perfect ball of fine wool for you!
I am a beginner, where do I start?
It is normal for you to feel lost among so many new concepts related to thickness, color, composition, etc.So our recommendation is to start by reading our best ebook: the Lanapedia. It will help you to understand and consolidate all those new concepts that from now on you will see everywhere.
- The format: skein vs. ball of yarn
- Microns: that unknown universe
- Sheep wool. Carding and styling
- Number of strands and yarn twist
- Color: dyeing process and types of color distribution.
- Types of yarn: classification by use or purpose
- The pattern
- The importance of the sample
- Knitting kit
- Environmentally friendly knitting wool: sustainability among wool types
- Summary and farewell
Annex 1: Tips for beginners
Annex 2. How many balls do I need? Explanation and template.
Annex 3: Printable: my knitting balance
Ovillova wool balls for beginners
At Ovillova, you will find a wide range of wool balls in different colors, textures and compositions. From soft and warm yarns for your first winter projects to lighter and cooler yarns for in-between seasons, we have everything you need to bring your ideas to life.Whether you dream of knitting a scarf, a sweater or an adorable amigurumi, our team will be happy to help you every step of the way. Explore our collection of wool balls and start your adventure in the wonderful world of knitting!
Knitting wool with two needles - beginners level
If you’re a beginner looking to dive into the art of knitting, you’ve come to the right place. In our store, we offer you a wide selection of high quality wool balls that will make your projects a success.
Two-needle knitting is one of the most basic techniques for creating wool garments and accessories. With a little patience and practice, you can create everything from scarves and shawls to sweaters and mittens. Don’t worry if you are a complete beginner, we are here to help you take your first steps in this wonderful creative world.
Before you begin, make sure you have everything you need to start your project. You will need a pair of needles sized for the thickness of your yarn, as well as a ball of yarn that inspires you.
Once you have everything you need, you can start with the basic stitches:
- Stitch assembly: tie a slip knot at one end of the yarn. Then, place the knot on one of the needles and let it hang. Hold the needle in your right hand and now with your left hand, wrap the yarn back and forth around the right hand needle in a counterclockwise direction. Be sure to hold the thread with the thumb and forefinger of the left hand to control the tension. Continue wrapping the thread around the right needle, forming stitches until you have the desired number of stitches in your assembly.
Purl stitch (PD): Insert the right needle in front of the left needle stitch and bring it back, passing the yarn over the right needle. Slip the stitch from the left needle to the right and drop the stitch.
Purl stitch (PR): Insert the right needle behind the left needle stitch and bring it forward, passing the yarn under the right needle. Slip the stitch from the left needle to the right and drop the stitch.
Calculating the right amount of wool for your knitting projects is essential to ensure you have enough yarn to complete your garment without running short or having excess.
You can use our ball of yarn calculator, to do so, please
and receive it in your email.
But there are also a number of things to keep in mind:
The first step in calculating the yarn needed is to know the pattern or design you wish to knit. Each pattern provides guidance on the amount of yarn required based on the size of the project and the thickness of the yarn used. Refer to the pattern instructions and take note of the recommended amount of yarn.
If you are not following a specific pattern and are designing your own project, there are some factors to consider. In general, the amount of yarn needed will depend on the type of garment you are knitting, the measurements and the stitch used. For a basic estimate, you can follow these general recommendations:
Know your tension measurement: Knitting a 10×10 cm swatch sample will help you determine how many stitches and rows you need to knit one square inch of fabric.
Calculate the total area: Determine the size of your project by multiplying the width measurement by the length measurement. For example, if you are knitting a scarf 20 cm wide and 150 cm long, the total area would be 20 cm x 150 cm = 3000 cm².
Consult the recommended amount of wool per square meter: Most balls of wool provide information on the amount of yarn per square meter. This information will allow you to determine how many meters of wool you will need for your project.
Make the calculation: Divide the total surface area of your project by the amount of square meters recommended by the yarn manufacturer. This will give you an estimate of the amount of wool needed to complete your project.
Remember that it is better to have a little extra wool than to come up short. It is always advisable to buy a little more than calculated to make sure you have enough in case of errors or to make additional adjustments.
In our store, we offer a wide range of balls of wool in different sizes and thicknesses to suit your knitting projects.
How to knit a scarf with two needles for beginners
Knitting a scarf with two needles is a perfect project for beginners in the world of knitting. Here is a summary of the basic steps so you can start knitting your own scarf:
Choose your materials: Select a pair of knitting needles of the appropriate size for the thickness of your yarn. You will also need a ball of soft, warm wool that you like.
Assemble the stitches: Start by mounting a number of stitches that is divisible by two. A typical number for a scarf is around 30-40 stitches, but you can adjust it according to the width you want.
Knit in stockinette stitch: Work in stockinette stitch in all rows. To do this, insert the right needle in front of the stitch on the left needle, pass the yarn over the right needle and slip the stitch on the left needle to the right. Repeat this step until the scarf reaches the desired length.
Count the rows: You can use a row counter or simply keep a record on paper to make sure that all rows are the same length.
Finish off the scarf: Once you have reached the desired length, finish off the stitches. To do this, cut the thread leaving a long tail, pass the tail through the remaining stitches with a sewing needle and pull gently to close the stitches.
And that’s it! Now you have your scarf knitted with two needles. You can experiment with different colors of yarn or add simple patterns, such as stripes, to give it a personal touch.
Remember that practice makes perfect, so don’t be discouraged if at first your stitches are not perfect. Over time, you will improve your technique and become more comfortable knitting.
Have fun creating your scarf and enjoy the satisfaction of wearing a garment made by you!