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Old 11-14-2006, 05:01 PM   #1
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Double-point vs. Circular Needles?
I'm working from a sweater pattern that starts with a 16" size 15 circular needle to work the neck, then instructs me to change over to size 17 double-point needles for all the increases that create the neck yoke. Finally, I change to a size 28" 17 circular needle for the body/sleeves.

I hate working with double-point needles and try to avoid them if possible. My question is: since I will be increasing the number of stitches the whole time the knitting is on the double-points (instead of decreasing, where I could see the need to go to double-points), why can't I just switch to a 16" size 17 circular to do the neck/yoke and then change to the 28" size 17 circular when I have enough stitches? Any reason why this wouldn't work?

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Old 11-14-2006, 05:16 PM   #2
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Your way seems a lot more logical.
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Nothing wrong with that idea; larger dpns are hard to find.

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Go for it lady.............
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That's what I would do, too.
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Old 11-15-2006, 01:57 PM   #6
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Thanks, everyone! I'm gonna go for the short-length 17 circular, instead of the hated dpns. Hooray!
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Thanks, everyone! I'm gonna go for the short-length 17 circular, instead of the hated dpns. Hooray!
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