Originally Posted by loveknittingbeginner
I'm about to start an afghan and it says to use circular needles size 17. I bought some and for me the circular needles are not my thing. Do you think 106 stitches will fit on a regular size 17 needles? I hope so because I have so many afghans to knit and I don't like circular needles.
No likey??! You can certainly try it, but I don't think they'll fit comfortably or be comfortable to knit with once you get the weight of an afghan on them.
I really think you'll get used to circulars. The afghan will sit comfortably on the cable in your lap and won't hurt your arms and hands. What type circ did you get? Not all are created equal. Some cables are stiff, some are soft and pliable. I never knit with straights anymore.. it's been years I think!