View Full Version : A Universal Size?

01-26-2010, 07:53 PM
Okay, so as we all know, there are a MILLION different types of needles, and after mostly using straight needles, I figure i should switch to circulars. The thing is, i don't exactly want to buy a bunch of different lengths for the same sized needle. Is there one length that i can just buy for all my circs?

01-26-2010, 08:20 PM
I think that a 24" or 61cm is always good for most all projects. If you need something smaller or longer you can get that on an "as needed" business.... or just get Addi-Clicks. I'm coveting a set.... come on Mommy's Day!

01-26-2010, 08:25 PM
I find a 29-32" is probably the most versatile as you can easily get an adult sweater on them, ML or single loop for smaller tubes and they're about long enough for most blankets. I do use a 24" quite a lot for flat knitting on smaller projects though.

01-29-2010, 07:18 PM
I use the 24" cable cord for just about EVERYTHING! On a very rare occasion I have
to slip 200-300 stitches to a 32" (example: my Log Cabin Blanket (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2497/3956902709_70d8c3524e.jpg)!)

Using a cable cord that is too long is a PITA. So try to knit with shortest cable cord possible,
and the 24" is perfect for almost everything!