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Old 08-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #1
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Round knitting problem. Help
Hi everyone this is my first post and I have a problem. I'm knitting a hat using round needles for the first time. I cast on 60 stitches as stated by patterns but they don't fit all the way round so I can't close the circle. What do I do? Where am I going wrong.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you are using circular needles, the kind with a cable and needle tips at each end. It depends partly on how long your cable is. These videos are under Advanced Techniques in the Free Videos. One of the methods shown might work for you.
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Old 08-23-2013, 12:20 PM   #3
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Yes I am. Will look at the video. Thank you, fingers crossed it helps. Have just watched video, shall try casting on larger needles and transferring. Thank you so much for your help.
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Yeah, it's because your needle is too long. For hats, since the stitches decrease up to the top, you'll have to use a shorter circular to start with, double-pointed needles to finish when even the short cable doesn't work, or use one of the techniques that are in the above post.
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I'm going by the pattern, the size of needles suggested and the no. Of cast on stitches but it doesn't go all the way round. Very frustrated. What am I doing wrong??..
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How long is your needle from tip to tip?
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When I do a hat in circular knitting I use a longer cable and do one of the loop methods in the videos because I don't have one that will accommodate the the stitches w/o stretching them.
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I always try to use a needle and cable that is about the same size as the circumference of the hat. I like to make baby hats and I had to buy a 12 inch needle as it was easier to work with for that small a hat.
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