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Calling all knitters!

Ciao a tutte!
Intanto grazie per i commenti nello scorso post, so che per molti lavorare a maglia è naturale e facile, ma per me riuscirci è stato davvero un traguardo! : )
Devo dire che in pochissimi giorni ho già preso la mano (la pratica con l'uncinetto ha aiutato davvero molto), tant'è che ho iniziato il mio primo progetto - ovviamente una sciarpa, come da manuale del principiante! 
Sto lavorando con una lana splendida che ho trovato mentre ero in Liguria in un mercato, la lana bio ecologica a marchio Tre Sfere: potete vederla in tutti i suoi colori qui 
(e acquistarla qui). Si tratta di un filato non trattato chimicamente e composto al 70 % da lana Merino e al 30% da lana Moretta. Io sto usando la n° 4, un grigio antracite molto scuro, quasi nero, e devo dire che è forse la più bella lana che mi sia capitato di lavorare finora!

Ora, come immagino molte di voi, ho ereditato un bagaglio notevole di ferri di svariate dimensioni, ma nonostante tutto qualche misura mancava. Dato che sempre al mare avevo trovato dei bellissimi uncinetti di bambù della Mondial (che una volta provati non ho più posato!) ho pensato bene di completare la serie di ferri con due paia di ferri appunto di bambù. Quindi al momento sto lavorando una lana 100% naturale con ferri di legno, ed è una sensazione incredibile: il modo in cui il lavoro scorre e cresce non è veramente paragonabile a nient'altro io abbia provato finora. Devo dire che non ho mai amato la plastica e ho sempre scelto gli uncinetti di alluminio, anche nelle misure più grandi (fin dove possibile), ma adesso che ho provato il legno non lo lascio più! 

Voi i ferri di che materiale li preferite?

E soprattutto la domanda che più mi pongo in questi giorni: voi preferite i ferri dritti o quelli circolari?? Avrete notato un paio di questi ultimi nell'altro post, ma li ho usati solo per sperimentare, non mi sono piaciuti per niente, e al momento sto andando alla grande con quelli dritti. Voi che siete esperte cosa ne pensate? : )

Hello dearies!
First of all thanks a lot for all your nice comments in my last post, I know that many of you are natural knitters, but to me finally learning it was such a goal! : )
I must say, in a few days I already got the hang of it (crochet was really helpful), in fact I already started my very first project - a scarf, obviously, by every beginner's book.
I'm knitting a wonderful wool that I found at a market while I was in Liguria, "Lana bio ecologica" by Tre Sfere (take a look  here, here, and here). It's a non-chemically treated yarn made with 70% Merinos wool and 30 % Moretta (I think it only means natural black, it translates as 'Blackie'). I'm using # 4, a pretty dark charcoal grey, almost black, and I must say that this might as well be the best wool I've ever happened to work with!

Now, as probably many of you, I inherited a considerable amount of needles of many different sizes, but some were still missing. Since when I was away I happened to find some beautiful bambook crochet hooks by Mondial (tried them and never let them since then!), I thought that I'd round off the collection of needles with two pairs of bamboo ones. So I'm currently working a 100% natural yarn with wooden needles, and that's an incredible feeling: the way the work flows and grows it's really not comparable to anything else I've tried so far. I must say that I never loved plastic and I always chose aluminium hooks (when possible), but now that I found wood I think I won't use anything else!
What's your favourite material for your hooks and needles?

And more important, the question that's been bothering me for a few days now: do you like straight or circulare needles best?? You may have noticed a pair of circular ones in my last post, but I only used them to experiment, I really disliked them, and I'm now enjoying my straight ones. What do you skilled knitters friends think? : )


  1. Wooden needles and hooks are lovely to work with. If I don't use wooden then aluminium is ok - I only use plastic if I have to. Sometimes there's no choice but to use a circular needle but I prefer straight needles if possible. When working in the round I tend to use double pointed needles - so long as I can get room for all the stitches - rather than a circular needle.

  2. Io ho usato solo quelli dritti.Ora vanno molto di moda quelli circolari,ma non ho mai approfondito,per i motivi che ti ho scritto nell'altro post...Buona serata e buon sferruzzamento!;-)

  3. Leggo che i ferri ti hanno conquistato! Sul legno sono d'accordo con te, l'ultimo poncho l'ho lavorato con un uncinetto di legno ed è stato fantastico.

  4. ......mi piacerebbe tanto lavorare con il ferro circolare ma sono lentissima per cui preferisco i ferri dritti .......ho un bel set di ferri di legno ma lavoro sempre con i classici .....Brava impara bene!!!! Un saluto

  5. ciao io non sono capace a lavorare a mai dire mai...chissà nemmeno pensavo un anno fa di usare l'uncinetto!!poi ci mostrerai i tuoi lavori!!bacioni e buona domenica!!


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