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Old 09-22-2013, 07:47 PM   #31
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ad2 I keep thinking of you and wondering if there is a solution to your dilemma. When you are working with circulars, you typically keep a lot of stitches on the needles and the cable, depending on the length. I was wondering if you might try knitting with two circulars and if they were long enough, you could adjust the stitches in a way that does not hurt your hands and fingers. Just a thought.....
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Old 10-03-2013, 09:14 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
ad2 I keep thinking of you and wondering if there is a solution to your dilemma. When you are working with circulars, you typically keep a lot of stitches on the needles and the cable, depending on the length. I was wondering if you might try knitting with two circulars and if they were long enough, you could adjust the stitches in a way that does not hurt your hands and fingers. Just a thought.....
hi! long time since i was on here...so an update to this post...i exchanged the spectra flair acrylic tips for the cubics rose.....tried them out for 5 mins yesterday - only knit two rows and my hands started to feel tingly! So...maybe circulars are not for me after all....and i'm best to stick with straights. Shame really...I've seen so many nice patterns which are seamless and it would make my life slightly easier if I made my first garment seam free..never mind...i'll put the yarn I bought for the dress i wanted to make to some use i'm sure...
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Old 10-03-2013, 11:07 AM   #33
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That's too bad. I have to say again though that it's got to be the way you are holding circs or the length of the needles. Do you hold them the same as straights? What length are the tips (needle portion)?
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Old 10-04-2013, 11:15 PM   #34
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That's too bad. I have to say again though that it's got to be the way you are holding circs or the length of the needles. Do you hold them the same as straights? What length are the tips (needle portion)?

Hi Jan. yes I hold them the same way I do my straights. Think the needle tips are 4
inches long....l think.
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:40 PM   #35
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4 inches is *very* short. Most circs (at least, four sets of mine from four different manufacturers) are

5 inches (Chiao Goo, #5 x 60"/150cm long)
5 inches (Addi Turbo lace, #1/2.25mm x 24"/60cm long)
5 inches (Hiya Hiya, #2.5/3mm x 47"/120 cm long)
5.25 inches (Susan Bates, #7/4.5 mm x 32"/81 cm long)

Looking through my circs, I noticed that the 16" and other short lengths had very short stalks (3.5" or so). They're pretty much unusable, IMHO.
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