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eisaacs 01-29-2013 09:15 PM

Converting a cardigan pattern to circular needles
I am a beginner and found an easy cardigan pattern with instructions for straight needles. However, I only have circular needles and do not mind steeking, but I am unsure of how to convert the straight needle pattern into a circular pattern. Is there a guide on how to do this somewhere? I know about converting stitch instructions from straight to round, but this is a jump for me.

Also, while I'm here, I have had a terrible time in getting stitches onto scrap yarn for sleeves and thumb holes. Is there a trick to doing that?

eisaacs 01-29-2013 09:17 PM

If needed, the pattern is here

Ingrid 01-29-2013 09:24 PM

You can work the sweater as written on circular needles and just knit back and forth--no need to steek and no need to switch up the stitches. It probably would be easiest to work it as written on circulars since it's not worked like a traditional sweater--you start with the back, go up over the shoulders, and down the front.

To get stitches onto scrap yarn, use a large-eyed sewing needle, or, preferably, a tapestry needle and just thread the yarn through.

I've even used a folded paper clip for this when I was at work.:thumbsup:

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