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Old 11-07-2010, 02:53 AM   #1
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I want to make the Bounce hat that's listed there (it's a pdf, the website doesn't have the pattern up) but I don't have 10.5 circulars, only 10. I couldn't find 10.5 with a 16" cord :( Will it make that much of a difference?

Also at one point it says, "At this point you will stop working in the round. Begin working back and forth." How do I do that on circulars? I'm so so new to knitting (I'm a hooker!) and this is just Greek to me.

I'm thinking maybe this isn't the best thing for a beginner but I love it. Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2010, 03:08 AM   #2
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It may make it slightly smaller, but knitting stretches so it will probably be fine.

Go to the video section and click on advanced techniques. There are instructions there.
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Old 11-07-2010, 05:20 AM   #3
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Old 11-07-2010, 10:19 AM   #4
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Also at one point it says, "At this point you will stop working in the round. Begin working back and forth." How do I do that on circulars? I'm so so new to knitting (I'm a hooker!) and this is just Greek to me.
With the shape of that hat, I don't think the half-size will make much, if any, difference.

As for the "stop working in round", it's just like crochet instructions--they have you work in rows instead of rounds (I have NO idea why, because you end up sewing a seam.) All you have to do is pretend you have two straight needles in your hands and forget they're's a cord. Just don't ch1 when you turn :D Most of us use circulars for a whole lot of projects because it's easier to carry them than straights and harder to lose one needle!
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Old 11-07-2010, 11:47 AM   #5
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10s will make a smaller st, but you may be okay, some people need to use smaller or larger needles to get a stitch gauge.

To work flat, you just turn at the end of R 1, the knit round, and work R 2 back over the same sts on the WS. Then turn and repeat row 2 on the RS, turn and repeat on the WS, etc. You work flat because of the stitch pattern.
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Hi!

What a super project! It's beautiful and looks like it will be fun to wear, too!

There are so many terrific resources on here with the how-to videos and the wonderful folks who will get you sorted out with your techniques, even if you are a pure beginning knitter! They're very generous and extremely knowledgeable so you've come to the right place.

I just wanted to share with you that some of the most important things I've learned, in knitting and in life, came from pursuing something I had a real passion for. I simply HAD to learn what I needed to know if I wanted that particular result so I was willing to stretch to get it.

So go for it, girl!

Knit what you love!

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