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09-23-2007, 01:02 AM
The hat I would like to knit requires that I cast on 264 stitches to make a ruffled brim, decreasing down to 66 stitches after the brim is completed. The pattern calls for using 16-inch circular needles. I am having trouble casting on that many stitches on 16-inch circular needles. I'm wondering if I could knit the brim on 24-inch circular needles, and once I've decreased down to 66 stitches, could I begin knitting the next round on 16-inch circular needles? I'm new to knitting in the round and can't picture in my mind what would happen to the "tube" if I changed from one circular needle to another. Any help would be appreciated.
09-23-2007, 01:18 AM
Sure, that will work fine.
09-23-2007, 09:40 AM
Once you get to the point where the stitches are stretched too much for the 24s, just start knitting with the 16".
First, hello to everyone. I am a new registrant and am looking forward to a positive exchange. For years, I have deliberately stayed away from knitting in the round with circular needles. However, I found a baby jumper that I couldn't resist. I need to add a new color (an alternating strip pattern) AND a larger circular needle size. Which joining method would you suggest?
09-23-2007, 12:17 PM
To simply join, you just CO and begin knitting. Other methods are to swap the first and last CO sts, or to CO 1 extra stich and knit it together with the 1st CO sts.