View Full Version : Length of Circs - Help!

10-10-2007, 10:43 PM
Hi everyone:

I have a KP pattern for the Cabled Pocket Shawl and it calls for circs in 24" lengths - 1 pr. of 8s and 2 prs. of 10s. I have one 24" & 29" size 10 and wondered if the 29" ones would be okay to use, since the knitting is done flat and not in the round. I know there would be extra cable to deal with, but would it make that much of a difference?

I'd like to know what you think. My local JoAnns has the size 8 circs in the 29" length, but not 24", so I'm wondering if I should buy those (I have a coupon for 40% off which helps).


10-10-2007, 10:54 PM
If knitting flat it makes no difference as long as they are long enough to hold all of the stitches.

Becky Morgan
10-10-2007, 10:56 PM
If it's knitted flat, what difference could it make? I can see where something in the round could be trouble if it weren't big enough for a 29", but flat knitting on circs is no problem.

10-10-2007, 10:59 PM
Thank you both - I didn't think it mattered, but I wanted to get some other's opinions. I'm off to watch "Pushing Daisies" - there's knitting on it tonight!

Have a good night!

10-10-2007, 11:06 PM
It'll be just fine. I use the 29" length all the time for flat knitting, even scarves or shawls.

10-10-2007, 11:12 PM
I will do that - good suggestion!

10-11-2007, 08:18 AM
I also use circular needles for most everything I knit. It is easier on the wrists. The full weight of the knitting then goes into your lap when you are knitting and is not help up by your arms. Good luck!

10-11-2007, 11:11 AM
Thanks everybody! I knew I could get the advice and help here that I needed - you guys all rock! :muah:

10-11-2007, 11:34 PM
I only knit with circular needles. (Unless I work on socks) I am in heaven now that I use the Denise interchangable ones. Now I have all I need in one organized place. Now I need to get rid of the stash of other cir needles that I have.