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lilahcakes 12-19-2008 11:55 PM

Circular or straight
Im very new to knitting and my husband has offered to get me a knitting needle set. I like the wooden harmony, but dont know if I should get the straight or the circular set. If people could give me the pro and cons of both I would be so greatful :star:

zkimom 12-19-2008 11:59 PM

I would have to vote circulars. You can knit flat with circular needles but you can't knit circular with straight needles.

The circular set would give you much more flexibility.

sabrinasmom 12-20-2008 12:03 AM

I like the circulars. You don't have to knit in the round , you can use them as straight needles. They keep the weight off of your wrists and arms more than straight needles. Don't know if what you are considering are interchangables but interchangables are great. I'm sure there are cons but I really like interchangable circular needles.

Marria 12-20-2008 12:12 AM

Another vote for circulars here--they are definitely a lot easier on the wrists, and plus, you don't have to worry about losing a needle. :)

vaknitter 12-20-2008 12:24 AM

Add me to the circular can use them as straight, but you cannot you straight as circular. My hubby bought me an interchangeable set a couple of years ago and I am addicted now ... I am working on getting set #3 for Christmas.

Jan in CA 12-20-2008 01:31 AM

Another vote for circulars! You can use them for flat or circular knitting so they are fabulous. I have the Options and love them, but I know many love the Harmonys just as much!

lelvsdgs 12-20-2008 01:58 AM

Yep, circulars are so much more flexible. I'd vote for circs.

tokmom 12-20-2008 02:12 AM

circs here too.

suzeeq 12-20-2008 02:15 AM

Looks like we got us a concensus going on.

luvmykid28 12-20-2008 02:29 AM


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