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treebrowser
06-04-2008, 01:50 PM
Hi All,

I'm really new to knitting and the one thing I can't seem to get my head around is when you are knitting a blanket, what do you do when the edge you are working on is getting longer than the needles you have?

thanks,

treebrowser

heatherg23
06-04-2008, 01:56 PM
That's when it's time to use Circular Needles. You can use them to knit in the round and when you need longer needles.

Heather

suzeeq
06-04-2008, 01:57 PM
Yes circular needles can be used like straights when you have a lot of stitches, they're not just for knitting in the round.

PeattieWa
06-05-2008, 12:42 AM
I use circulars to knit my blankets. I use the same pattern as a traditional dishcloth only much much larger of course. I've made this pattern as small as a baby blanket and large enough to fit on twin size bed. You could also make strips or squares using your smaller needles and then just join them together.