Nu type of circ - can u help?
Knowing that Iím a knitting nut, a friend of mine on her travels to the Far East brought me back a new kind of circular needle that I thought you might want to look at.
Itís a metal cable Ė Hmm Ė first thought was: ĎItíll snag on the wool.í but it didnít and still hasnít. (Thereís a picture of a red/pink cardigan Iím knitting on this cable under ĎLimeyís circs picture Ö.í further down the General Knitting page).
Itís been amazingly flexible and I didnít have to steam it or give it the warm water treatment when I got it out the pack.
Iím not that familiar with circs Ė Iím usually a strictly, straights-under-the-arm knitter, but I was pretty impressed and it seems to compare well with the small Addi I have for toddlers hats.
I havenít come across a metal circ before and would love to know what you think. Iím wondering if thereís a chance I may be able to buy these cables but I donít know which would be the most popular sizes Ė diameter wise, maybe Ė but definitely not length.
If you could choose diameter and length, what would you like best? There are some close-ups of the circ below. Please let me know what you think and which sizes you would choose.