View Single Post
Old 01-10-2007, 06:26 PM   #6
iza
Turning the Heel
 
iza's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Montreal, Canada
Posts: 946
Thanks: 53
Thanked 222 Times in 178 Posts
If you make mittens, chances are you will need to use 2 circs or magic loop. To do small diameter knitting in the round, you either need dpns, or the 2 circs or magic loop method. Unless you find a circular needle with a very short cable.

The thing with circular needles, you need enough stitches that will go around your needle. So if you have a 16in cable, you'll need to cast on quite a few!

This being said, apart from that, knitting with circular needles is the same as on DPNs. In general yes you do put a stitch marker to make sure you know where the beginning of the round is. And if it makes your life easier to mark the places where, in principle, your stitches would be on a different dpn, go ahead, why not!
iza is offline   Reply With Quote