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Nov 7, 2018 18:10:08   #
vikingnorge
 
Does anyone have any experience knitting with wire. As a beginner wire knitter, I’m looking for advice.
I’m fairly experienced knitter, but never attempted using wire.
 
Nov 7, 2018 18:16:41   #
cattdages
 
Sorry, I haven't done it either but I'm replying because I am curious - this is something I'm interested in trying myself.
Nov 7, 2018 18:19:01   #
knit4ES (a regular here)
 
If you go to the top of the page and select search. Then put knitting with wire in the search box, you will find many topics on this.
Nov 7, 2018 18:23:36   #
jojo111 (a regular here)
 
I made some earring with wire quite a while ago now. I forget the gauge,but it is good to use the most pliable one as it is hard on the fingers. Worth the effort, though. Google how to knit with wire for some information. Good luck!
Nov 7, 2018 18:38:48   #
no1girl (a regular here)
 
I crochet a bangle..threaded the wire with hundreds of beads and went on from there. No trouble. The first time I wore a pal wanted to buy it!
Nov 7, 2018 18:48:31   #
tdorminey (a regular here)
 
I've been tempted to try it but was worried that it might scratch or otherwise damage my needles. Any experience to offer on that point?
 
Nov 7, 2018 19:07:37   #
Kansas g-ma (a regular here)
 
Years ago I knitted a 2 inch bag for a doll -- used wire, don't think it hurt my needles as still using them. Just keep them away from the ends of the wire. Yes, use very flexible stuff. Mine was fairly loose knit but worked for the doll. I'll be interested in what you do and how it turns out.
Nov 7, 2018 19:16:50   #
fortunate1 (a regular here)
 
I looked in search, looks pretty straight forward. Will try it after holiday knitting is done.
Nov 8, 2018 02:32:39   #
Mary Cardiff (a regular here)
 
I have 2 bracelets I knitted with wire,Bought 2 kits,I didnt like working with wire,never again,
Nov 8, 2018 05:49:15   #
Mary Cardiff (a regular here)
 
Mary Cardiff wrote:
I have 2 bracelets I knitted with wire,Bought 2 kits,I didnt like working with wire,never again,


Nov 8, 2018 05:56:38   #
laceluvr (a regular here)
 
Tried it once, very briefly. It does take some getting used to & lots of practice. Crocheting wire is easier. However, if you try knitting it, use a very fine gauge wire (28 or 34). It's thinner & more flexible. You might check YouTube for a tutorial that will give you tips to make it easier. Let us know how it goes.
 
Nov 8, 2018 06:46:22   #
susanmjackson (a regular here)
 
I have not tried it, but would be sure to use inky metal needles because I would be afraid the wire would damage my wood ones.
Nov 8, 2018 06:52:02   #
gr8knitwit2
 
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Nov 8, 2018 07:45:10   #
hildy3 (a regular here)
 
tdorminey wrote:
I've been tempted to try it but was worried that it might scratch or otherwise damage my needles. Any experience to offer on that point?


If you are worried, buy new needle(s) and use only for wire. I like bamboo needles.
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