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well one of the stores has 8 inch circs but honestly the 12 inch were small enough for me. basically in order for them to be short enough to bend into a circle they have to have almost nothing to the points for you to hold on to. nooooo fun by my estimation!
The reason is because the needles would have to be TINY to allow for enough cable to make it flexible. The needles would have to be so small you'd hardly be able to hold them., and they'd hurt your hands. Have you ever used 12" circs? The needle itself is likt 3.5" long. Even then, some people find their hands cramping.
I know I've seen a link for 8 inch circs, but I've heard that they make your hands cramp because they're so small. I'm not a fan of DPNs, but LOVE the magic loop technique. I would highly recommend learning it!
~Lyndsey, mom of 3, obsessive knitter, birth doula, future midwife, and Harry Potter fanatic Hippy Mama Knits
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Currently working on:
-Lotus Blossom Tank (for me!)
-socks for step dad for xmas
-Fiber Trends felted clogs for great-aunt for xmas
-Sun Ray shawl from Elann for grandma for xmas
I have the little Japaneese Clover Circ (8")
I make Fingerless Gloves on them, its PERFECT and would be perfect for Socks too, not that I have done any yet
they were hard to work with at first, but I am getting used to them
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