Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-17-2005, 03:23 PM   #1
Jeep_Girl
Instepping Out
 
Jeep_Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
If a pattern calls for this needle
4 double-pointed or circular needles,
US #9

I have denises and I know what #9 means but how do you know what length of cord to use? Is it based on what you cast on?

I was looking at doing http://slumberland.org/patterns/warm...armwarmers.pdf
__________________
Knit On,



OTN: A sock which will get ripped soon, a scarf....
Jeep_Girl is offline   Reply With Quote

 

This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-17-2005, 03:31 PM   #2
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
For something like that you'll need the smallest diameter possible...the one really short one in the denises won't work and I think the next size up would be too big. The stitches might get way too tight. I would use dpns or 2 cirs for something that small. Amy has a video on how to knit sm diameter w/2 circs. you can put 9's on the right side of each cord and 8's on the left to do it with denises.

Or...just use dpn's
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 05:31 PM   #3
Norman
Turning the Heel
 
Norman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Cedar Rapids
Posts: 610
Thanks: 22
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to Norman Send a message via AIM to Norman Send a message via MSN to Norman Send a message via Yahoo to Norman
Well to me DPN tells me.. small diameter knitting..

If you like it, I would use the magic loop (my favorite).. or grab DPN's.. but the magic loop method would work just as well.
__________________
on Needles (before flood, trying to find them): Hogwarts Scarf (PoA), Curly Pumpkin (DPN)
Recently Finished: Baby Christmas Hat, LB Big Scarf
Looking to do: Aran Pullover

Knitting Blog
Webdesigner, Developer and all around nice guy
Norman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 07:10 PM   #4
KellyK
Sock Yarn Bliss
 
KellyK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Berwyn, Illinois
Posts: 22,219
Thanks: 187
Thanked 75 Times in 48 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to KellyK
Yeah...I dont see how 32 sts would fit all the way around ANY circ....you'd have to use ML or 2 circs. Both of those methods require at least 24" circs. If you have the DPNs, use those.
KellyK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 07:30 PM   #5
Jeep_Girl
Instepping Out
 
Jeep_Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Thanks Everyone!!!

I've never used DPNs - here's my chance I guess!!

I have no idea what Magic Loop is - luckilly I can google!

I so very much appreciate the help - Being new - I have no idea about anything.... well anything about knitting
__________________
Knit On,



OTN: A sock which will get ripped soon, a scarf....
Jeep_Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 07:46 PM   #6
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
magic loop: http://webdesignsbybarb.com/tostetoe...eedletoeup.htm

this one shows socks, but it still applies. Also Amy has a video of using 2 circs and after trying that first, the magic loop was no big deal.
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 07:51 PM   #7
Jeep_Girl
Instepping Out
 
Jeep_Girl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 3,541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 12 Times in 11 Posts
Thank you so much for the links!

I your red hat!!!
__________________
Knit On,



OTN: A sock which will get ripped soon, a scarf....
Jeep_Girl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-17-2005, 08:00 PM   #8
Mer
Working the Gusset
 
Mer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
Amy also has a magic loop video! (advanced techniques page)
__________________
Mer Knits!

"I will remember that no one has ever been killed or maimed by being adventurous with knitting, no matter how pointy the needles." The Yarn Harlot
Mer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2005, 09:42 AM   #9
kemp
Grafting the Toe
 
kemp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Posts: 4,681
Thanks: 81
Thanked 107 Times in 84 Posts
Send a message via ICQ to kemp Send a message via AIM to kemp Send a message via Yahoo to kemp
Thanks JG! Its just now finally cold enough to wear it!

Mer--OH...I didn't know amy had a magic loop video! Is that relatively new?
kemp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-18-2005, 12:03 PM   #10
Mer
Working the Gusset
 
Mer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 1,519
Thanks: 0
Thanked 6 Times in 6 Posts
I'm not sure if amy's video is too new--I know I used it to learn a few months ago!
__________________
Mer Knits!

"I will remember that no one has ever been killed or maimed by being adventurous with knitting, no matter how pointy the needles." The Yarn Harlot
Mer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Emergency Christmas gauge problem - pattern calls for two needle sizes Waenara How-to Questions 3 12-28-2008 12:10 AM
Q. about using different yarn than what the pattern calls for..... bailsmom How-to Questions 2 03-12-2008 11:29 PM
Pattern calls for one weight but... BetsyInSD How-to Questions 3 03-07-2008 11:21 AM
My Pattern calls for... SusanMarie1956 How-to Questions 1 09-27-2007 02:07 PM
Pattern calls for pm, what is that st? stefcap How-to Questions 3 02-16-2006 02:35 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:09 PM.