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Old 01-22-2006, 05:48 PM   #1
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Brand New Knitter with a question
Can you use circular needles in place of regular ones, even if the pattern doesn't call for them? Better question, what exactly do you use circular needles for? Also, would like a very beginner baby afghan pattern.
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Old 01-22-2006, 06:09 PM   #2
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You can use circular needles in two different ways: to knit in the round (like a hat) or to knit flat -- in that case you just turn your work when you get to the end of a row, just like you would on straight needles.

Circs work well for larger projects (because straights only come in lengths up to 14" usually), and IMHO are much easier on your hands. :D
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