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Old 12-27-2005, 02:07 PM   #1
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24 inch circulars
Okay, so I got some 24 inch circulars for christmas. I found out that I can't make hats with them(I really want to make a hat..), and so, what things can your make with them? They are sizes 13 and 8's. I have no idea what to make with them :(

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Old 12-27-2005, 02:16 PM   #2
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I use circulars for any flat project that is going to be longer than 8 or 10 inches. I find that using them takes on the weight of a project, so I'm not moving the whole thing every time I move my needle to make a stitch. KWIM?
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That makes sense....

Hm... Maybe use them to make my first big project or long project?
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24 inch are great to have for knittin straight, as Nicole said, and also they are ideal for sweaters.
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Thanks Ingrid. What size of sweaters can you make with them? Like, childrens sweaters or adult sweaters?
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Mostly adult sizes, though some larger childrens' sweaters could use them. In fact Elizabeth Zimmerman said she only used 24 inch for all her sweaters.
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Okay, if I wanted to do a sweater to fit a one or two year old, what would be the prefferable size of circulars? around 16's?
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16 could work, depending on the yarn and number of stitches, but I think a 20 would be more likely.
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okay. Thanks again.

I want to make my first sweater or shirt for my neice. Maybe one for her first birthday or something.
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Making little sweaters is the best practice for making big ones. They have the same general shaping, without miles of knitting. Plus, if the size is a little off, or if there is a mistake, kids grow quickly and don't mind a glitch or two.
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