How do y'all deal with a project: example, a shawl, that requires you to CO, say, 100 st. Now, let's say that your knitting needles can only hold 75 st. without having to bunch them together. Do you just bunch together the stitches, or what?
"Twilight drops her curtain down and pins it with a star." Lucy Maud Montgomery
I don't have a lot of knitting experience yet, but when I come across an issue like this, I like to work on circular needles but knit flat, not in the round. Do you have circulars the same size as the needles you are attempting to use for the CO? If so, slide them onto the circulars and try them???
Nothing will happen if your knitting is bunched up on the needle. The only problems are that they will pop off the point and that you will have trouble counting them. That's why knitting straight on circs is good. You can spread it out and have a look. When you put it down, you can let it bunch up on the cord away from the points.
"Trust the pattern!"
Time flies like an arrow, but fruit flies like a banana.
Hop aboard while we follow the cloud-covered van of knitting harmony, man!! Woooo!! --Hedgehog
for large projects is that the weight of the article is easier for me to handle then if they were on straights. Currently the project sits on my nice round tummy! Am I the only one?
I dont even buy straights anymore. Circulars travel so well.
I remember the first trip I took them on, I was cussing cause I couldnt believe I didnt bring my straights. Five minutes later, I realized how less stressed my body was using the circulars. Now I give my straights away when I teach someone to knit.
There is a time to be born and a time to die. A time to laugh and a time to cry, but there never seems to be enough time to knit.-Anon. (or to visit KH!)
I'm still new to the knitting game, and have only done a couple projects... with this baby blanket I'm doing the pattern called for circulars so I bought circulars... and they are clearly the only way to go! LOL... they DO travel so much better.