Currently knitting is not only a hobby for parents, but also for the younger generation or millennials. Now there are many knitting works of the younger generation by developing and innovating knitting methods to create new patterns . However, for some beginners, knitting is not an affordable hobby because it requires a fairly expensive capital. In Indonesia, knitting tools and yarn are mostly imported from other countries and are available in malls, so their prices have increased drastically. Once we can find it outside the mall, the quality is actually very far from expectations. Well, talking about money, here are some tips that can help you lower the costs needed to start learning to knit.
Choose the right knitting needle. You must be very picky and be careful when choosing knitting needles. Starting from the type, size, to the material because each has a different price range. As for the type, it depends on what you are going to make. It can be single needle, double needle, or circular needle. Sometimes, we don’t have to follow the knitting rules of having to use the right needle for the right pattern. As long as you understand the pattern well, then you can create a pattern with a new method. Apart from that, it can also help improve your knitting skills. For the size of the needle, the smaller the size, the cheaper the price. The ideal size for beginners to start with their first knitting is size 4. Then, for the material, there are many types of materials available: bamboo, steel, glass, plastic, aluminum, etc. For beginners,
Buy yarn of average quality. Besides the equipment, the next most expensive thing is the yarn because Indonesia is not one of the countries that produce knitted yarn. Yarn also comes in different materials and qualities as well. Without a doubt, of course the more expensive the price, the better the quality. However, to start learning to knit you don’t need to use the best quality yarn. The main point is not the result, but the manufacturing process itself. Quality and expensive yarn will not promise you the best results either. Some people often misunderstand about price and quality. In fact, many knitters usually choose yarn based on what they are going to make first rather than confusing about the quality.
Learn through tutorials for beginners via the internet.Not many yarn shops or knitting shops provide basic knitting lessons for free in their stores. They usually offer it after the customer has bought something from their store. However, most knitting shops open special knitting courses and you have to pay for each meeting you attend. No wonder knitting is categorized as an expensive hobby because we have to pay so many things just to learn it. In this technological era, the internet is the most powerful source to search for anything. You can search for tutorials and learn them yourself. It’s more challenging and of course saves you a lot of money! There’s no need to be afraid of failure as you learn because every knitter should have that experience in order to be even better.
The real principle of knitting is not the budget, but the intention and strong patience. Without it, you will not be able to survive knitting because knitting is not an easy and trivial hobby as you might think. Knitting doesn’t have to be expensive, it just depends on how you choose the tools and yarn. After all, spending money on something productive is worth it.