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Old 08-29-2012, 01:55 PM   #1
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Novice knitter throw pattern ???
Started knitting a few months ago and I love it!! Looking for an easy throw pattern to make for gifts. Would like to use worsted weight yarn and have no experience with circular needles. Any ideas??
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Old 08-29-2012, 02:09 PM   #2
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The circular needles can be used just the same as straight ones - when you get to the end of the row, turn and knit back over the stitches.

There's lots of patterns at www.knittingpatterncentral.com at http://dailyknitter.com/patternsdetail.php?type=AF and a few at www.knittingonthenet.com
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:07 PM   #3
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Did not know that straight could be used in place of circular that tip will help me search for a pattern! Thank you!
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:31 PM   #4
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For a large throw, they don't make straights long enough. Circulars hold about 2-3 times their length worth of stitches and it's more comfortable with the sts on the cord than trying to balance the straight needles with the increasing weight of the knitting.
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Old 08-29-2012, 07:39 PM   #5
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There are also pages of patterns on Ravelry for worsted weight throws.
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...n-easy-version
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/libr...etweave-afghan
Circular needles are really no big deal. Just work back and forth on them and let them take the weight of the throw stitches.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:51 AM   #6
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Here's a video I made, showing how to do straight knitting with circular needles. Hope it helps!
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