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*KnitPixie*
02-06-2006, 01:11 AM
Does anyone know where they sell mini circulars. I heard somewhere on this forum that they sell circulars with a small 8 inch cord. Is this the smallest size they sell??? I am trying to avoid DPNS ;) I can use them but I don't really care for them. Someone please help I want to make preemie items for charity :XX:

Danielle
02-06-2006, 01:15 AM
I haven't seen any 8" circulars...I got a 12" cable for my boye needlemaster set at hobby lobby. It might possibly work for preemie hats... :?? You might check there. :D

brendajos
02-06-2006, 01:18 AM
just remember that the 12 inch cable is going to make a 20 inch circ. likely too big for little hats.

i bought 12 inch addis from MY boyfriend Jeff (back off Julie!! :fingerwag: ) to see how they would be. not bad but i did feel like i was working with very small needles. liveable though.

why not try the some of the other methods under the small diameter knitting in the videos. a lot of people around this joint swear by the two circ method!!

*KnitPixie*
02-06-2006, 01:24 AM
Well ya see I thought about knitting with that method but it feels a little awkward to me. Did you ever use that method? Plus My cables are stiff and I poured boiling hot water on them..their still stiff :shock: So I thought maybe the small circulars would be better :thinking:

Danielle
02-06-2006, 01:27 AM
I forgot about the needles making the cable longer.... :doh:

Carol_OH
02-06-2006, 01:34 AM
http://www.halcyonyarn.com/knitandcrochet/knitneedles.html

scroll all the way down on the page - they have 8" circs

Carol_OH
02-06-2006, 01:36 AM
http://www.halcyonyarn.com/knitandcrochet/knitneedles.html

scroll all the way down on the page - they have 8" circs

*KnitPixie*
02-06-2006, 01:52 AM
Did I mention how much I :heart: you right now lol Thank you soooo much :thumbsup:

Lana
02-06-2006, 09:16 AM
I avoid DPNs too. Working with 3 thumbs and 4 or 5 needles is just too much.

I used the "magic loop" for the first time last week. It is WONDERFULL!!!
It's done using 2 circular needles (of any length) to make small tubes.

I'm not familar with where everything can be found on the fabulous board,
but I bet if you ask in How-to Questions, someone will be able to help.
:frog: Lana

candicane
02-06-2006, 09:45 AM
I have the 8 inch circular from Halcyon. I am probably in the minority, but I :heart: it! It worked great on legwarmers for my 1 year old DD. It is not needle tips and cord. It is one continuous piece of flexible plastic that tapers at the "cord" area.

Candice

Carol_OH
02-06-2006, 10:54 AM
Did I mention how much I :heart: you right now lol Thank you soooo much :thumbsup:

:blush: thanks Pixie!

*waves to Candice, too*

sogrammatical
02-06-2006, 02:10 PM
I've used 8" circs to make hats, and personally, I would recommend learning the two-circ method instead. I just found the small circulars to be very unpleasant to knit on. It could have just been the brand I was using, but the cable was very stiff and didn't really want to bend properly - this made it kind of spring-loaded and if I wasn't careful when I put it down, it would try to straighten out, ejecting stitches.

brendajos
02-06-2006, 02:38 PM
ejecting stitches.


:rofling: The picture of this in my head is quite comical!

Phretys
02-08-2006, 01:05 PM
I used the "magic loop" for the first time last week. It is WONDERFULL!!!
It's done using 2 circular needles (of any length) to make small tubes.

I thought the magic loop method was done with one circular with a very long cable? I like magic loop much, much better than the 2 circular method because I always get ladders using 2 circs.

I purchased the 8" circulars a few months back to knit a hat on. They're nice, but my stitches end up much tighter than when I use magic loop or double pointed needles. I should add that I still had to switch to dpns to finish the crown. On the other hand, I think the 8" circs are working fabulously for a tube stockinette scarf I'm 3/4 done with. :)

Debi

Jan in CA
02-08-2006, 01:10 PM
I thought the magic loop method was done with one circular with a very long cable? I like magic loop much, much better than the 2 circular method because I always get ladders using 2 circs.



It is just one needle for magic loop. ;)

sogrammatical
02-08-2006, 07:40 PM
ejecting stitches.


:rofling: The picture of this in my head is quite comical!

It wasn't so funny when I kept losing stitches! :lol:

bubba
02-10-2006, 03:56 AM
I have an 8" circular needle too...I use it for sleeves on sweaters. Much better than doing it w/the dpn's! It also works well for baby hats.

pat.