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Old 02-19-2013, 05:05 PM   #1
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Can't find a 12 inch circular knitting needles
I want to make a newborn hat and the directions say to use a 12 inch circular knitting needle and I can't find one anywhere.

Does anyone have a suggestion??
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:14 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies View Post
I want to make a newborn hat and the directions say to use a 12 inch circular knitting needle and I can't find one anywhere.

Does anyone have a suggestion??
I found these at paradisefibers.com. I like this brand a lot. You won't find a better made needle, especially at that price.
You could also use 9" needles or dpns.
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I found these at paradisefibers.com. I like this brand a lot. You won't find a better made needle, especially at that price.
You could also use 9" needles or dpns.
Thanks so much I will look into getting a pair.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:51 PM   #4
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Frankly I wouldn't use a 12" circ. the needles are very short and it's not really comfortable to use for many people. The needles themselves have limited use, too. You can use any circular method instead...DPN, 2 circs or magic loop. My preference would be magic loop.
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You can try DPN's as Rie suggested

or you can also check this site
http://www.eknittingneedles.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4
they carry a variety of sizes.
I've never bought their needles because I often buy my needles at Michael's or Joann's when they have 40-50% coupons.
I'd love to buy some of the needles many speak of here on the site, but they're just not in my budget right now. :(
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Originally Posted by Marina1109 View Post
You can try DPN's as Rie suggested

or you can also check this site
http://www.eknittingneedles.com/SearchResults.asp?Cat=4
they carry a variety of sizes.
I've never bought their needles because I often buy my needles at Michael's or Joann's when they have 40-50% coupons.
I'd love to buy some of the needles many speak of here on the site, but they're just not in my budget right now. :(
Yeah I saw that site but the pattern calls for 9mm needles I am gonna have to keep searching. Thanks
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Frankly I wouldn't use a 12" circ. the needles are very short and it's not really comfortable to use for many people. The needles themselves have limited use, too. You can use any circular method instead...DPN, 2 circs or magic loop. My preference would be magic loop.
I am new to knitting and didn't realize they would be that difficult to work with. I am gonna try the two circular knitting needles.
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Originally Posted by HeathersHobbies View Post
Yeah I saw that site but the pattern calls for 9mm needles I am gonna have to keep searching. Thanks
You need a 9mm or 9" ??

On your first post you asked about a 12"

The site I posted, carries
9" ~ 12" ~ 16" ~ 24" ~ 29" ~ 30" ~ 40" ~ 48" ~ 60"
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12" 9mm needles. But many people find the shorter needles hard to use because the tips are so short. An easier solution would be to use 2 longer circs, or one really long one and use magic or single loop.
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
Frankly I wouldn't use a 12" circ. the needles are very short and it's not really comfortable to use for many people. The needles themselves have limited use, too. You can use any circular method instead...DPN, 2 circs or magic loop. My preference would be magic loop.
Needles that spin independently of the cord help with this enormously. There are also asymmetric 9" needles at paradisefibers. These allow the tips to line up easily. Personally, I really like these.
However, I could see them being hard for someone who is used to being able to hang on to the needle with their entire hands like when using a straight needle. I felt this way at first but now they actually help my right hand relax because I can't grip in that ham-fisted way that I'm used to with longer needles.
I like these so much now that I always look for a chance to use them.
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