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Ive been knitting for about 10 years and it is my way to relax. Knitting is harder than crochet.
Looms and machines are largely used to mass produce items such as knitted fabrics for the garment industry.
Is crochet or knitting harder. That day i decided that i would learn how to knit toys. Verdict not true. When i first began i was very ambitious and started many many projects i didnt finish.
Even though id crocheted dozens of amigurumi knitting them was totally intimidating. One way is to recognize the difference between the stitches. When you hand knit youll use a pair of pointy knitting needles made of metal wood or plastic.
I could go on and on. Theres no hard or fast answer for this. Both are hard or easy depending on the project chosen.
Knitting seems to really fire up the symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome that ive been dealing with for several long months now whereas crochet doesnt seem to affect my hand as easily. After a few years i conceded to myself that small projects were the way to go both for. Knitting is better for sweaters and socks.
Look at the image above again. I speak knitting as my first language and crochet as a foreign language. I can chuck a hook in my bag and its the same size as a pen but knitting needles are bit more cumbersome and it seems harder to transport knitting projects where you need to protect twenty plus loops on your needles rather than crochet projects that can survive being flung across the room or shoved in a bag with no worries.
I had to knit those bunnies and the sooner the better. Crochet offers a level of beauty in lace superior to knitting and has a tendency to be firmer less flexible stretchy than knitting. They both have a learning curve.
Another way to tell whether something was crocheted or knit is to know the common motifs. One more major difference between knitting and crochet that i think makes one harder than the other is the hand strain. You may have also heard this one the other way around regardless each craft has its own challenges and the one you think is easier is usually the one you learned first.
It didnt matter that i didnt particularly like knitting and found it much more difficult and finicky than crochet. Knitting is harder than crochet. Knitting is performed with either pointed knitting needles knitting looms or knitting machines.
Theres plenty to be gained by learning how to do both though. Usually the one you find easiest is the craft you learned first. Or perhaps youve heard the other version of the statement that crochet is harder than knitting.
It all boils down to opinion and personal experience. The pink crochet work on the right was done in double crochet stitch. The purple knitting on the left was done in stockinette stitch.
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