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red_ironoxide 08-10-2006 10:55 PM

I'm just learning!
 
Hello everyone! I'm very new to knitting. I know how to knit and purl in a scarf, but my question is.... (and this may be obvious and i'm just not seeing it) .......how do i knit something wider? I want to knit a baby blanket, i'll need it in a few months. are there super long needles or something? and where can i get what i need? :doh:

thanks for any help.

Julie 08-10-2006 11:18 PM

Yes, to knit a blanket you need to use a long circular needle. Except you won't be knitting in the round, you'll use it just like you use your straight needles, turning when you get to the end of a row. :D

red_ironoxide 08-10-2006 11:33 PM

thanks so much! i suspected it was something like that, but i could only find really short circular needles. i guess i may need to order these over the internet. thanks again. i really appreciate it!! :muah:

suzeeq 08-11-2006 09:17 AM

For a baby blanket about 36"square you wouldn't really long ones. Most stores readily stock them in 29/30 inches or 36 inches. I bought some which say 36" and are really 40". Wow, are they long!!

sue


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