View Full Version : What Side Should the Cord be on When Using Circulars

03-18-2009, 04:49 PM
Okay, I am the proud owner of just two circular needles; One is Boye size 8 and the other is Knit Picks size 2.

I'm currently using them for working flat pieces back and forth and I was wondering if it matters on what side of your work you keep the cord.

So, do you keep the circular cord in front of your work or behind your work.

I can see that when working in the round you would have the cord away from you so you would be working with RS on the outside of the tube. But does it matter when working flat?

03-18-2009, 07:02 PM
No, it doesn't matter. Whatever feels most comfortable to you is the best way. I tend to switch from one side to the other for no apparent reason whatsoever.:teehee:

Jan in CA
03-19-2009, 11:38 AM
Wasn't sure what you mean for a minute, but I get it now. I guess I generally have it away from me or toward the back. Just feels less cumbersome that way.

03-20-2009, 01:47 PM
Ingrid, (to the cord) "Come here. Now, go away."

Jan, "Around the back, Jack"


:) Hey, It's a fun Friday.

I just looked as DPN WIP and I'm working it inside out. It is a k1, p1 rib so it will look the same either way.

I don't have a circular project going on circular needles yet, just one flat scarf. I am keeping the cord between me and the scarf.

I guess I taught myself backwards. :oo: :roflhard:

03-20-2009, 04:36 PM
If you're knitting flat, it doesn't matter so much.