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HeathersHobbies 02-19-2013 05:05 PM

Can't find a 12 inch circular knitting needles
 
I want to make a newborn hat and the directions say to use a 12 inch circular knitting needle and I can't find one anywhere.

Does anyone have a suggestion??

Rie 02-19-2013 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies (Post 1370408)
I want to make a newborn hat and the directions say to use a 12 inch circular knitting needle and I can't find one anywhere.

Does anyone have a suggestion??

I found these at paradisefibers.com. I like this brand a lot. You won't find a better made needle, especially at that price.
You could also use 9" needles or dpns.

HeathersHobbies 02-19-2013 05:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Rie (Post 1370409)
I found these at paradisefibers.com. I like this brand a lot. You won't find a better made needle, especially at that price.
You could also use 9" needles or dpns.

Thanks so much I will look into getting a pair.

Jan in CA 02-19-2013 05:51 PM

Frankly I wouldn't use a 12" circ. the needles are very short and it's not really comfortable to use for many people. The needles themselves have limited use, too. You can use any circular method instead...DPN, 2 circs or magic loop. My preference would be magic loop.

Marina1109 02-19-2013 05:53 PM

You can try DPN's as Rie suggested

or you can also check this site
http://www.eknittingneedles.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4
they carry a variety of sizes.
I've never bought their needles because I often buy my needles at Michael's or Joann's when they have 40-50% coupons.
I'd love to buy some of the needles many speak of here on the site, but they're just not in my budget right now. :(

HeathersHobbies 02-19-2013 05:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Marina1109 (Post 1370413)
You can try DPN's as Rie suggested

or you can also check this site
http://www.eknittingneedles.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4
they carry a variety of sizes.
I've never bought their needles because I often buy my needles at Michael's or Joann's when they have 40-50% coupons.
I'd love to buy some of the needles many speak of here on the site, but they're just not in my budget right now. :(

Yeah I saw that site but the pattern calls for 9mm needles I am gonna have to keep searching. Thanks :)

HeathersHobbies 02-19-2013 06:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1370412)
Frankly I wouldn't use a 12" circ. the needles are very short and it's not really comfortable to use for many people. The needles themselves have limited use, too. You can use any circular method instead...DPN, 2 circs or magic loop. My preference would be magic loop.

I am new to knitting and didn't realize they would be that difficult to work with. I am gonna try the two circular knitting needles.

Marina1109 02-19-2013 06:06 PM

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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies (Post 1370415)
Yeah I saw that site but the pattern calls for 9mm needles I am gonna have to keep searching. Thanks :)

You need a 9mm or 9" ??

On your first post you asked about a 12"

The site I posted, carries
9" ~ 12" ~ 16" ~ 24" ~ 29" ~ 30" ~ 40" ~ 48" ~ 60"

suzeeq 02-19-2013 06:08 PM

12" 9mm needles. But many people find the shorter needles hard to use because the tips are so short. An easier solution would be to use 2 longer circs, or one really long one and use magic or single loop.

Rie 02-19-2013 06:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1370412)
Frankly I wouldn't use a 12" circ. the needles are very short and it's not really comfortable to use for many people. The needles themselves have limited use, too. You can use any circular method instead...DPN, 2 circs or magic loop. My preference would be magic loop.

Needles that spin independently of the cord help with this enormously. There are also asymmetric 9" needles at paradisefibers. These allow the tips to line up easily. Personally, I really like these.
However, I could see them being hard for someone who is used to being able to hang on to the needle with their entire hands like when using a straight needle. I felt this way at first but now they actually help my right hand relax because I can't grip in that ham-fisted way that I'm used to with longer needles.
I like these so much now that I always look for a chance to use them.


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