View Full Version : I have Boye Needlemaster, but pattern requires 16 inch circs

04-04-2007, 02:32 AM
Hi everyone,

I only own the Boye Needlemaster but the Harry Potter scarf pattern requires 16 inch circulars. Is there any way I can manage this with what I have (smallest in the set is 20 inch circular) or am I going to have go buy a whole set of 16 inch circulars? Thanks everyone.

04-04-2007, 03:10 AM
do you mean the cable is 20 inches long??? in that case .. NO you don't have to buy a extra needle. That is the MINIMUM lenght you will need to accomodate all the stitches.. 4 inches isn't too long past 16' ( unlike using a 24" cable) all the cable is doing is allowing you the extra room to accomodate a large number of stitches :hug:

04-04-2007, 07:16 AM
umm... is the harry potter scarf worked in the round? If so, then you probably don't want to use a 20" cable. It'll probably be too long and your stitches won't fit around.

04-04-2007, 08:16 AM
Are you doing the pattern from atypicallyknit? If so, I've knit 4 of those (one for each house) and for 3 of the 4 I used my 24" circular from my Knitpicks Options needles and it was fine.

Jan in CA
04-04-2007, 01:12 PM
20 inches will stretch the stitches too much most likely. A set of Addi Turbos would be perfect for this.

04-04-2007, 04:47 PM
I made it on 4 double pointed needles, and it worked fine.

04-04-2007, 11:21 PM
what about magic loop or 2 circs?

04-04-2007, 11:35 PM
It really depends on how many stitches you cast on. I'm pretty sure I had extra room on my 16" needle, so you might be okay. I think if you just try it, you'd notice pretty quickly if it weren't going to work out.