I need help. I am knitting a wrap that is 50" long. I will need to pick up stitches along the 50" and knit ribbing. What length of circulars should I buy to accomodate the 50"? Do you get at least the length of the piece you are knitting or shorter?
I would appreciate any help here! Thanks!
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If you are knitting in the round (forming a tube rather than a flat piece), you always want your circulars to be shorter than your work. Otherwise it will have to stretch along the cord. For a wrap, you're probably knitting flat (working back and forth without joining), so it wouldn't matter. You just want to make sure your needles are not too short that all the stitches can't fit on them.
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