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Old 05-19-2006, 08:29 AM   #1
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needle question....
Also, I have one other question...I noticed on this site that the instructional videos (which are heaven to me as a beginner) she uses circular needles, are those easier to ue than the ling straight ones?

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Old 05-19-2006, 08:44 AM   #2
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Yes, after knitting with straight needles for years, I started using circulars last fall and very seldom knit with straight needles any more. Even then I only use the 10" lengths.
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Old 05-19-2006, 11:03 AM   #3
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I also really like using circulars for all projects. It is nice to be able to slide your work into the middle (on the cords) when you set it down -- not as many worries about stitches falling off a needle. Also, for larger projects, the weight of the knitting stays in the center and not all on one needle.
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Old 05-19-2006, 03:13 PM   #4
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I'm another straight to circular convert. I rarely use straights anymore--only for the smallest of projects.
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I, also, used circulars instead of straights. Circulars allow you to knit in tight spots and small armed chairs and your work is less likely to try and escape will you're sleeping.

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i am a circ girlie...have never even used straights at all.
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wow, thanks ladies...I did go out this weekend and get some circ. needles and I must say I LOVE THEM!!! they are much easier for me as I have such small hands and short fingers I felt like a cluts with the long straight ones....I am having a blast with knitting...thanks so much

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