View Full Version : Interchangable needle cord length????

04-04-2007, 03:19 PM
Do you measure the cord, or do you measure the length with the needle tips on??? I have no idea, and i don't know what size my cords are. thanks. sorry if this is a silly question.

04-04-2007, 03:29 PM
whenever you are measuring a circular needle, interchangeable or otherwise, it is measured tip to tip. so for the Boye's you have to add about 8 inches to the length of the cord to get the total because the tips are all about 4 inches.

04-04-2007, 03:30 PM
Ok, thanks. I am using denise...yay, off to measure lol. OH what happens if you use one that is too long? or longer than the pattern recommends?

04-04-2007, 03:38 PM
depends on the pattern. if you are knitting a scarf flat, for example, it doesn't matter.

if, however, you are knitting a hat in the round and the pattern calls for 16 inch and all you have is 24 inch you would have to consider whether your head is 24 inches around! ;) the smalles Denise is 17 inches but it should probably work for you. just depends on how small of a head you are needing to fit.

04-04-2007, 03:41 PM
ah, makes sense. now i understand. thanks!

04-04-2007, 05:14 PM
Even if a cord is too long, you might try it with the Magic Loop technique (see excellent demo videos on here). Although, I tried it w/my Denise's by connecting 2 of my shorter cords tog, and that was awkward, so I'd suggest getting one of the continuous longer cords (30"+) for ML. If you hate dpn's this will change your life!