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Old 12-10-2007, 06:06 PM   #11
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I hoard, too. I gave away my copie(s), yes, I had two, of the Fiber Trends Clog patterns...forgot I'd bought one and bought another and then had to buy a third for myself! What an idjit!
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Old 12-10-2007, 06:59 PM   #12
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I thought that 16" circs looked a bit small too- way too small to knit a hat that would fit my DBF's enormous head, but it worked! Hey, if I can use it to knit around his head- and believe me- it's freakish- anything is possible!
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Old 12-10-2007, 08:00 PM   #13
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About a year ago I bought Addi Turbo size8 12" circs. Now those are tiny. I used them to make sleeves for my son's sweater. They worked great, but it took a lot of getting used to trying to hold the points with only my fingertips rather than my whole hand...which is not very big to begin with. I can't imagine a man-sized hand on those tiny tips. Good luck, Mason. If you can get past holding the small tips, they will be great for hats, scarves or sleeves. They're such a space saver in my purse.
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Good luck Mason. I'm using 2 16" size 1's (2.25) for socks. I went down to 16" 'cause when I used 24" I snapped one (Harmony). It has taken some getting used to (with the shorter needle points), but I think I like it better.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:25 PM   #15
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Mason, have you ever tried using 24" for hats? I use a 10-10.5 and CO around 70-80 sts. What I've been doing recently is use a larger one for the CO and join by knitting the first round on the smaller one. There's just a leeetle bit of a stretch the second round, but after you have another one or two, the circumference is large enough that the 24"s are just about right. What happens is the smaller circumference is in the center, but the outer rounds are a bit looser and it fits just fine. Then you have to fiddle with a ML or half a one, when you get less than 60 sts, but it makes knitting most of the hat easy.

Just something to try out if the 16"ers turn out to be too small for your hands.
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Old 12-10-2007, 11:27 PM   #16
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Thanks, actually the hats I've made to this point have all been on 24" but I wanted the 16" to get a bit tighter knit.
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Yeah! Why is that? Personally, I think we just want to have it all.
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16"s I understand, but I can't imagine knitting on 12s. I opened my Denise kit and saw that tiny cable and couldn't help but think, "oh I sure as heck don't need that...."
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I actually posted about this when I first got mine, too. The needles just seemed incredibly short! I am making the Palindrome hat on them now and not having a problem though.
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Right now I am making the utopia hat on size 8 16" needles. My dh and I went to the spring fair and he bought me a pair of rose wood needles! Not cheap and I love them. Once you get the hang of them they aren't so bad.
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