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Old 12-10-2005, 03:22 PM   #1
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Help!!! None of my circular needles are labeled!
The way I started knitting was that I bought a HUGE lot (like a room-ful) of crafty stuff from an old guy (his wife had run off and left a bunch of stuff behind).

Anyhow, part of what I bought is a TON of knitting needles and such, which inspired me to start knitting...

There are several sets of circular needles in there, and I would love to learn to knit in the round, but the needles have NO labels on them at all...

Most of them are plastic needles... maybe that is why?

Is there any way at all to tell what size the darn things are? Can I slap a measuring tape on there with any success?

TIA!!
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:25 PM   #2
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You can use a needle sizer to determine the actual needle size. The link is to Knit Picks, but you can pick them up at Michaels or Joanns, too.

To measure the length of the cable just measure from needle tip to needle tip.

BTW..has anyone ever used THESE? They look like they'd be pretty handy.
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:35 PM   #3
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I am going to order these to label my circs...it will make life much easier
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Old 12-10-2005, 03:42 PM   #4
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<sniff> This is why I love you guys!

Thanks for the tip, I'm going to drop by Hobby Lobby tonight and pick one of those needle gauge checkers up!

Those labels for circular needles sure look handy.
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Old 12-10-2005, 04:36 PM   #5
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The big question I have is...
What knitter in her right mind would leave her man, and not take her knitting stuff with her???? Hmmm Hmmm?
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Oh God! She must be buried in his basement!!!
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Originally Posted by Sara
Oh God! She must be buried in his basement!!!


Gotta be... is there a CSI episode to refer to here?
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oh those circular needle labels are great!

I dont know why they dont label them like they label straight needles...
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Old 12-10-2005, 05:22 PM   #9
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The cables of Addi's have the mm size printed on them. It's really tiny, but it's there.
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Old 12-10-2005, 05:53 PM   #10
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Originally Posted by BinkyKat
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The big question I have is...
What knitter in her right mind would leave her man, and not take her knitting stuff with her???? Hmmm Hmmm?
Believe me, I have spent many hours pondering that very thing!
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