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boyforpele13 01-31-2007 06:53 PM

circular vs. straight question
I use circulars mostly, but I really like straights and they feel more... authentic to me somehow, I guess...

What I'd like to know without ruining my sweater in progress is how many stitches can comfortably be mashed on straight needles? I'm using WW yarn now, I conceivably can see squishing 122 stitches on 14 inch needles, no?

Is there a rule? thanks a bunch! :)

five_six 01-31-2007 06:56 PM

Depends on your yarn really, but i've managed to squeeze 250 onto a 35cm needle, they were VERY cozy though, and were constantly being told to "move to the end of the needle, we got more stitches getting on" - mind you this was in the days before i discovered circs (but i still prefer straights and will use them if i can get away with it, i think the working needle part of circs is too short sometimes, specially for bigger projects like afhgans :shrug: )

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