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Old 08-10-2006, 10:55 PM   #1
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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?

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Old 08-10-2006, 11:18 PM   #2
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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
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:33 PM   #3
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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!!
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:17 AM   #4
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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!!

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