Has anyone ever tried to figure out how many stitches per minute they can do? For example, in songle chain i average 17 stitches per minute. I would love to find out how fast people can stitch, I feel like i crochet a lot slower than i knit.
working in a rnd i did 37 sc in a minute!
I actually have timed myself with sc. I can get about 70 to 80 sc a minute. Which is a little more than 1 per second. Its been a while but now im tempted to time again lol
I should probably mention I do this full time for work, and that was across a standard sc row for blankets I was working on. Im positive it slows down significantly if im following a new pattern or working decreases in it. They always slow me down xD
I am more steady than fast.
I am significantly slower at crochet than knit. I can knit a 2x long-sleeved tunic-length sweater on 10s in 8 days, working at a steady but relaxed pace. The same size/gauge in crochet takes 15 days. No idea how many stitches per minute since stitches change up all the time.
I have done some basic squares, like dishcloths, really fast. But not my normal speed.
I’ve never timed myself but have gotten pretty quick and can make about two smaller amigurumi in a day or one regular size. However, when I don’t have a deadline I prefer to slow it down. It’s much easier on the hands that way.
yes, I find knitting to be easier on my hands than crochet. My eyes as well. I have to take so many more breaks when I crochet.
Yeah, its mostly my freehanded stuff or things that I dont have to read a pattern for that go quickly. Granny hexi cardis are another one I can go through, and bucket hats. Amigurumi definitely take me a bit longer relative to the size with stuffing, color changes, and the like!
Im starting to find knitting hard on my hands why is why i made the leap.
Knitwise i can do a fingering weight sock a day or a blanket in 3 to 4.
Knitting does sound fun too and relaxing, I’m hoping some day to be able to learn. I do keep an Ott-light lamp nearby that helps my eyes especially when working with dark yarn.
the way I knit is different than the new youtube style and developed over the first decade of knitting… just like my handwriting. I guess because I was left to explore my own style and told how to make correction/alterations in my own style based on reading the fabric and photos instead of the directions and doing it a certain way, I have been able to be a lot more comfortable with it.
I have never heard of dark yarn being a thing in knitting… because all the stitches are there, already pulled up for you in a neat row. Novelty yarns can be a pain in the butt because they either won’t slide properly or they want to felt while working with them, but that applies in crochet as well
Try dropping a stitch
even dropped stitches are only problem on novelty yarns… or in lace but that is what safety lines are for
Tbh im usually working in lace lol
I did time how long it took me to make a 7 round granny square, it was 15 minutes. But that was about 8 years ago. I crochet pretty much all day every day as it’s my full time job. But not timed myself properly recently. A few weeks back I made an amigurumi doll in 6 hours though.