View Full Version : knitting with circs in the round
do you need 2 sets or can you do it with just one set? I'm confused about everything other than my straights.
08-08-2007, 06:03 AM
One set :) you are just treating the two ends as two needles - but they are joined of course via the cord..and you knit round and round and round :) Use a marker (could be just a coloured bit of yarn) to perhaps indicate when a row finishes or begins if you are knitting any kind of pattern etc. Just helps you keep track of where you are.
Ok thanks! You're always so quick to reply!
I will give it a go then!
08-08-2007, 06:26 AM
Well..thanks..but in a way it's the time zone thing as a lot of our US folk are asleep now :)
very true, I always post first thing in the morning becuse I usually come across my question the night before but don't have time to post then.
08-08-2007, 08:57 AM
Remember, though, that the length of the circs is critical. You're needles can't be longer than the circumference of what you're knitting. Shorter, yes. Longer and the stitches won't fit around.
08-08-2007, 09:21 AM
You're needles can't be longer than the circumference of what you're knitting. Shorter, yes. Longer and the stitches won't fit around.
I think that some statement like this should be printed on the back of all circ packages......It would make things a little easier for people what are new to circs and don't know much about them. I know If I had seen it when I first started, I wouldn't have struggled trying to make a baby hat on 29" circs. (it worked out anyway, I finagled with something similar to magic loop, but had no idea what magic loop was at the time)
08-08-2007, 09:25 AM
Well, the confusing aspect is of course that using them as straights you can make something significantly longer than the total circ length also.