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Old 02-20-2005, 10:12 AM   #1
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Can I switch needles in the middle of a project?
I'm making a throw on straight needles, which the pattern indicates to use, but I was wondering if I could switch to circular needles using the same gauge needle? The project is getting pretty heavy and bulky and I didn't know if it would really make a difference. The throw is just for me, but I still want it to look nice.
PS....I'm going to Michaels today to buy the Boye Masterset needles...I'm so excited!
Thanks for any help or suggestions.
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:24 AM   #2
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Hi Beth, I certainly don't know why you couldn't switch to circs as long as they're the same size as your straights. I've done it lots of times with no trouble that I could see. Enjoy your new needle set!
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Old 02-20-2005, 02:10 PM   #3
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I've often switched between same-size straights and circs with no trouble (or difference in the knitting).

Just knit to the end of a row, and knit the new row with the circular needle end instead of the straight needle.
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