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Old 02-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #11
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Alright thank you so much. This helps so much.
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Old 02-11-2013, 08:18 PM   #12
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I learned on straight U.S. size 10 plastic needles. They say 6 mm but as they are Boye's I'm not sure I trust that, but it's probably accurate. They aren't great needles, they are inexpensive and the plastic, like bamboo, will help keep the stitches on the needle when you want them there, bamboo will do it better.

If you are looking at needles online, maybe you could link to them and then we could see what the price is, could you do better somewhere else, etc.

It's great that you're asking before you buy small needles and heavy yarn and can't get it to come out right.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:11 PM   #13
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I think she's right to go with circulars, they seem to be easier to learn on. But not 60" or 9"....
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:21 PM   #14
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I'm going to buy them online. I'm a broke college student and I'm on a budget. I found them on a site called listia. I crochet also and I love that I just feel I should try to do something different. I just want to learn how to do a basic knitting.
Try your local craft store instead of on-line shopping.

Michael's and Joann's have weekly coupons for up to 40% off regular priced mdse.
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Yep, coupons are good. I think Joann is having a 25% off sale now, so you can't use the 40% coupon, but I think there's a 15 or 20% off the total purchase which includes sale items. So a neeld for $7, with 25% off plus the 15% off is about $4.50.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:48 PM   #16
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My 20% off the total at JoAnn coupon was good on Feb. 8 & 9. :(
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I think they have another one this week...

Ahhh yes, rummaging around the flyers I have laying around, one that I picked up instore last week has a 15% off Feb 15-18, can probably find it at their website too, and a site called dealsplus
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Yup, I see mine now.
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I'm going to buy them online. I'm a broke college student and I'm on a budget. I found them on a site called listia. I crochet also and I love that I just feel I should try to do something different. I just want to learn how to do a basic knitting.
You can use Joann's coupons at Michaels too.

Actually they both take competitors' coupons.
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I saw this

http://www.eknittingneedles.com/

listed at http://newstitchaday.com/

they have cheap needles and if your order is over $15.00 shipping is free.

I don't know how good the needles are, but for beginners they MIGHT do.
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