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Old 01-30-2006, 10:54 PM   #1
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Another Circular Needle Question
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I'm using circular needles and I'm not sure I am using them correctly. I viewed the video here but I still have questions. I'm knitting a throw that uses squares. I'm knitting the first square. When I use the circular needles, am I supposed to knit round and round?

I was looking at the book Stitch and Bitch Nation and on page 221 I see a picture of someone using circular, but it appears that the WIP is actually NOT on the plastic circular part.

Can someone post a picture of what it looks like when you are knitting something on circular needles? Won't my project end up being round??

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Old 01-30-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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You can use circular needles to knit round and round--your work will be a tube, like the body of a sweater, or you can use them to knit large things flat.

If you're knitting a throw, you are probably using circs just so they'll be room for all the stitches. Just knit a row, and turn as if you were working with straights.

If you want to see circs in action, anyway, check out Amy's video.
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Old 01-30-2006, 11:05 PM   #3
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Ok, so when I turn at the end of the row, won't the working yarn be on the wrong side?

I've been knitting the first square but I never turned. I just kept going round and round and round.
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Old 01-31-2006, 12:13 AM   #4
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What length needle are you using? Do you want the square to be in the round? I wouldn't think so.

Here is a picture of something I am knitting, using circs to knit flat. My next row will just involve bringing the empty needl up to the full needle and start knitting, turning when I get to the end of the row.
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Old 01-31-2006, 01:03 AM   #5
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Thank you for the picture, it really helps.
I'm using size 10 1/2 (29") circular needles.


I'm not sure what I did wrong, but with what I have started, my project is connected all the way around. I can't really explain it. I will post a picture. I've done something wrong, but just not sure what it is yet.

I'm also posting a picture of the throw that I am attempting to make. I am working on the square in the upper left corner (square 1).

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nah that's easy to explain. you are knitting in the round. if you watch amy's video on large diameter knitting you will see what you are doing. if you frog it (i know it will be painfu but you will survive it) and start again, when you get to the end of the row, instead of continuing on, stop and turn the work like you would on straight needles.
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Pretend the needles arent connected, but are two separate needles.....the same thing happens. Your left needle becomes your right needle when you turn the work, and you knit back on to the empty side.
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