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Old 08-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Circular knitting needles?
Ok so I finally got a circular knitting needle but I have no idea how to use it to knit flatly... anyone wanna help me out?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Yay!

Cast on normally and then you use the two ends to knit. Remember that when you knit flat your working yarn will come from the stitches on your left needle. When you get done just turn it around so the stitches are on the left with the working yarn coming from the end again.

If you have a lot of stitches on the cable you can accidentally join and knit in the round if the yarn is in the wrong position to knit. No big deal, we've all done that at least once when we were learning.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm switching a project onto the circular because I don't wanna misplace my needles again >.<
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Ha! Yep, that's one of the nice things about them!
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:55 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Ha! Yep, that's one of the nice things about them!
you have been so helpful since I joined the forum thanks for helping me out
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Thank you! And you're welcome, you're doing great!
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Old 08-27-2012, 10:16 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by shadowfox118 View Post
Thanks, I'm switching a project onto the circular because I don't wanna misplace my needles again >.<
Been there, done that. I use circulars for everything now. I'm not chasing rolling needles around the floor, poking someone sitting next to me, or digging them out of the sofa. You can push your work onto the cables when you take a break and the stitches won't fall off the needle.
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