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ibot
09-12-2005, 04:19 PM
Hi!

I absolutely, positively hate knitting on dpn's. Unfortunately though I cannot seem to find cable needles that are shorter than 18". Would anyone happen to know if they even make them shorter than this (12" would be perfect) and where I can get them? Thanks!

Irene

Julie
09-12-2005, 04:50 PM
Irene, 16" (tip to tip) is a common size, though there are 12"s available too, in not as many sizes.

Have you tried knitting on two circs instead of DPNs? It doesn't matter how long they are -- I think it's a fabulous alternative for small-diameter circular knitting!
Video here (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/videos/adv-tech/2-circular-needles-rds.mpg). :thumbsup:

Ingrid
09-12-2005, 05:27 PM
Or if you really want circs, www.yarnware.com has a nice selection and fast shipping.

ibot
09-12-2005, 05:44 PM
Thanks Julie, I didn't even notice that video. I think I'll give that a try before I order these (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82325&PRODID=108550). I finally found them, after searching all morning, at Joann. But I'd hate to spend the money if I can do it another way.

Thanks Ingrid too for the link to yarnware!


Irene :D

brendajos
09-12-2005, 08:03 PM
raise your hand if you were confused by this conversation.....yup pretty sure it was just me! :rollseyes:


as luck would have it, i am not confused anymore...lol :oops:

foldedbird
09-12-2005, 08:19 PM
I was confused too...I am reading cable needles shorter than 18"... and thinking, MAN..if I had to do cables on 18" needles, I'd go nuts too.

Irene, have you tried taraknits.com? she has a great variety of circular needles...I've gotten several pair of short circs myself.

brendajos
09-12-2005, 08:22 PM
lol...i am glad i wasn't the only one! ;)

foldedbird
09-12-2005, 08:29 PM
LOL brenda!!! :roflhard:

Ingrid
09-12-2005, 08:33 PM
At first I couldn't figure out what YOU guys were talking about! :roflhard:

foldedbird
09-12-2005, 09:14 PM
We live to confuse! That's our motto!

punkhippiemom
09-12-2005, 11:03 PM
LOL - reminds me of the "who's on first" conversation I had w/DH last night, explaining why I had to switch my cabled scarf to a shorter cable...he has no clue about knitting anyway, and finally he just looked at me and said "What the H%^& are you talking about??" :roflhard: :roflhard:

I gave up :rollseyes:

KellyK
09-13-2005, 08:09 AM
I think I'll give that a try before I order these (http://www.joann.com/catalog.jhtml?CATID=82325&PRODID=108550). I finally found them, after searching all morning, at Joann. But I'd hate to spend the money if I can do it another way.

Check Taraknit before you order ANY needles for full price!!!! She has a BIG ad here this month! Carol is an active member of this site and sells well-loved needles for ALOT less than you'd spend at the shtore! FREEEEE SHIPPINGGGGG!!!

foldedbird
09-13-2005, 04:00 PM
And I Thought EYE was the shameless plug queen...

brendajos
09-13-2005, 04:05 PM
btw...if you can't find what you are looking for at one of our wonderful retailers on here check out hobby lobby this week...all their needles and knitting accessories are 50% off!

KellyK
09-13-2005, 05:32 PM
And I Thought EYE was the shameless plug queen...
Not just a PLUG....I just WUVV Carol! And Im all for ANY kind of recycling!

foldedbird
09-13-2005, 07:49 PM
I WUVV tara too, I was just messin wiff ya :)