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nani
02-11-2005, 05:47 PM
I've recently discovered the joys of knitting. What pleasure! So far, I've finished a scarf and a baby sweater. Now I'd like to knit a blanket for a friend's newborn. Since it'll be 24''X18" I've been advised to use circular needles, which I've never used before. I can't get my head around how you use circulars for a rectangular design. I understand how to use circulars to form tube designs, but a rectangle? What am I not getting here? Thanks a bunch.

Also, if anyone has knitted a simple pattern they particularly loved, please share.

bobbiinbrooklyn
02-11-2005, 07:01 PM
nani, it is very simple. You use your circular needles as if they were straights. So, if you were to cast on 100 stitches for your blanket, you would not join the last and first stitch. You just turn your work, as if you were on straights and knit (or whatever your stitch pattern is) the first row. Hope this makes sense

nani
02-11-2005, 08:40 PM
That makes sense! Thank you and to Amy for creating this amazing site and bringing so many knitters together. LOVE your videos Amy.

ekgheiy
02-11-2005, 09:13 PM
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Also, if anyone has knitted a simple pattern they particularly loved, please share.

How about these? I haven't actually made these, but that's ok :D. I once made a basketweave stitch similar to the last one. The pattern is easy and I finished it in about two weeks.

This one (http://www.stephthornton.co.uk/knitting/handknit/babyblan.htm)
or
This one (http://knittingstuff.blogspot.com/)
or
This one (http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/babyafhoney.htm)
or
This one (http://www.geocities.com/knitwits_heaven/knitted_baby_blanket.html)
or
This one (http://rubeka.homestead.com/ellensblanket.html)
or
This one (http://www.touchinglittlelives.org/ellenblanket1.html)

Hope that helps ;)
Good Luck!