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Old 12-21-2005, 09:49 AM   #1
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Addi Turbo and buying my first pair....
What circular size would be a good size to get? I'm not knitting anything circular yet (I do have 2 hats on dpns now though), but I thought I'd start my supply of Addi's now since I was going to go out this morning and buy size 11 straight bamboo needles....figured I would just get some Addi's instead....so what is a good circumference to buy?

I am going to knit a scarf for dh and then I'll be knitting a bag that uses 24" size 11 circulars....is the 24" a common size that would work for both the scarf (using the circulars as straight) AND the bag?

Do these feel as cold in your hands as the alumininum needles do?
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:00 AM   #2
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i don't think they feel cold but i have never experienced that with regular aluminums either so i may just be missing it.

personally, i would generally start with 16" because i find them hardest to find in most stores. (and you could possibly take those hats off DPNs )

But of course that is just my opinion. the 24" will definitely work on both the bag and the scarf--will NOT work on the hats unless it is for someone with a very big head or very big hair. (or if it is knit flat!)

longer needles are good for 2 circ knitting and magic loop knitting.

so yeah....i am no help but my opinion is 16"!
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:39 AM   #3
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You must have a 16 for hats, and a 24 is good for knitting straight and for sweaters, too; and since you need it for your bag. . .
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Old 12-21-2005, 10:52 AM   #4
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Thanks!!!! I'm off to exercise, shower, then the LYS!!!
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:41 PM   #5
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Well, I got my first set of Addis thanks to you all! LOL (And another online lady I know). I haven't tried them out yet, but I will REALLY soon......I was going to get a 16" to finish the hats I'm working on but decided I could save a lot of money ordering them online.

Soo.....I have a question. If my ds head measures 20.5 in is a 16" circular going to make the hat fit?

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you betcha! you can use a shorter circ just not a LONGER circ. obviously if you get to a really high number of stitches then you will need to adjust the circ length to make it manageable (i did 300 stitches on a 24" not long ago....VERY much a pain but since i was reducing so quickly it was survivable!) otherwise it is hard to make sure you aren't twisting and to keep the stitches from falling off the needle.
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GREAT! Thanks!
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