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Old 08-26-2012, 07:44 PM   #1
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Circular knitting needles?
Ok so I finally got a circular knitting needle but I have no idea how to use it to knit flatly... anyone wanna help me out?
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Yay!

Cast on normally and then you use the two ends to knit. Remember that when you knit flat your working yarn will come from the stitches on your left needle. When you get done just turn it around so the stitches are on the left with the working yarn coming from the end again.

If you have a lot of stitches on the cable you can accidentally join and knit in the round if the yarn is in the wrong position to knit. No big deal, we've all done that at least once when we were learning.
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Old 08-26-2012, 08:34 PM   #3
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Thanks, I'm switching a project onto the circular because I don't wanna misplace my needles again >.<
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Ha! Yep, that's one of the nice things about them!
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Ha! Yep, that's one of the nice things about them!
you have been so helpful since I joined the forum thanks for helping me out
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Thank you! And you're welcome, you're doing great!
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Old 08-26-2012, 10:25 PM   #7
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I find it funny because knitting is so effortless to me... but crocheting is so hard >.<
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I have encountered a problem with my circs, the cable between then has no give and is way to tough... at the end of this project I wanna soften them, any tips? it's a nylon I think between them
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I don't know if there's a way to make them more flexible, though dipping the cord in hot water or using a blow dryer on it may help. Usually they become a little less stiff as you use them.
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I don't know if there's a way to make them more flexible, though dipping the cord in hot water or using a blow dryer on it may help. Usually they become a little less stiff as you use them.
thanks, will try that after I finish my scarf... I don't want to put the yarn through a hot water bath >.<
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