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landolphe
01-02-2007, 04:03 PM
I am about to start an afghan (60" x80") with super bulky yarn. I want to knit it in one piece, ideally on round needles, to make it easier to manage in process. :wall: I can make a >60" cord with my Denise set, but I plan to knit using US 35 or 50 needles. :wall:

Has anyone ever seen such HUGE round needles? Where?

If I cannot find a circular solution, I could use large size straight needles, BUT I have never seen those in long enuf size to hold 60" worth of cast on stitches.

I know I could knit it in the round (30" cast on), then cut and seam it, BUT I still would need a size 35 or 50 circular solution.

Any and all suggestions gratefully accepted.

Landolphe :thud:

brendajos
01-02-2007, 04:08 PM
well i am not sure you would actually need the circ to be that long. i found these (http://pages.e-yarn.com/6030/PictPage/1922238214.html) and i would THINK they would work okay. I don't like the tube they have but it was the only one i found with just a quick google search.

sara_jayne
01-02-2007, 04:12 PM
Those Addi's that Brenda posted were what I was going to suggest. Just be warned that Ingrid used the Addi's with the tube in them and had a horrible time with the tube popping out.

Maybe someone else has a different review of them?

landolphe
01-02-2007, 04:16 PM
Thank you! Great find. I can get 60" of cast-on's onto a 40" cord with no problems. The yarn is very soft. Now, onward for the size 50's.

Landolphe :notworthy: :woot:

landolphe
01-02-2007, 04:18 PM
That is a potential pitfall for me to consider carefully.

Thank you.

Landolphe

brendajos
01-02-2007, 04:20 PM
In googling for the size 50 i came across these as well (http://www.yarncountry.com/ProductDetails.aspx?pid=817&AFID=AFD3). They are definitely less expensive. Don't know much about crystal palace needles though.

landolphe
01-02-2007, 04:30 PM
You are a whiz! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Lando :cheering: