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11-29-2009, 10:23 PM
i only just started knitting back in august and am now tackling a pi blanket for christmas. wondering if there is any thoughts about how many stches i can fit on a pair of 29" circular needles. worried i'm going to have to get another pair sooner rather then later. i know i will never fit all 576 stiches on these but can a fit 288 or so> what size will i need in order to fit 576?

any thoughts about this will be really helpful.


Jan in CA
11-29-2009, 11:27 PM
If you're using bulky yarn it definitely won't fit. If it's fingering it might be fine. What does the pattern suggest?

11-29-2009, 11:43 PM
You can use another circ the same size and use both together, or maybe look for a 40 or 47" needle.

11-30-2009, 04:02 AM
I currently have 208 st of City Tweed HW on a 24" circ!
I love to work with them all jammed together. It's easier to "queue" the stitches on the lefthand needle! Not as much tugging and pulling them up to the tip!

When I first cast on the 292 st, I used a 32". But as I worked the decreases up to the waist...I dialed down my cable length.

Oy vey! For 576 stitches on your blanket??? At least a 40"!
It will be nice and crammed! :)