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Old 08-26-2013, 09:30 AM   #1
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circular needle size
I'm making a baby sweater. the directions read use a size 3... then size 5 circular needle/ 24 " I have 29" ... Can I use the 29"..

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Is your sweater knitted flat? If so the length of the needle doesn't matter much. Can you link to your pattern?
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:03 AM   #3
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Hi, I can't link the pattern.... from the book: Knit Lace and Leaves for baby...

hmmmm.... what do you mean flat???
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:25 AM   #4
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Looking at the patterns, it looks like all the sweaters are knit "flat"--that is, back and forth on the needles rather than knitting a tube in the round. Your needle would be fine.

The only pattern that might need the circular needle would be the blanket, and the longer needle would be fine for that,too.
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ok, Ingrid. I get it. Appreciate your quick response.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:46 PM   #6
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Those are very pretty patterns.
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