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Old 02-04-2007, 02:29 AM   #1
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Switching to bigger needles on circs?
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I'm currently working on a hat and the pattern calls for a change in needle size. I have to go from 4 to 6.

I tried replacing the 4s with 6s on the needles but the stitches were too tight and I'm not sure how to go about doing this. I know I've don it before, but I can't seem to do it.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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are you trying to knit them off one needle and on to the other? that would be my best bet. The other option I would think is maybe either a row with size 5 needles and then switch to the sixes so that the increase is more gradual. Or doing a round on the 4s as loose as possible but i would think it is possible that would be more noticable than to increase on the fives but maybe not.
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Old 02-04-2007, 07:37 AM   #3
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It sounds to me like you are just slipping the round you have just knit on the 4's onto the 6's in order to then knit them. I don't normally do this, I normally just start knitting the next round with the 6's (off the 4's in my left hand).
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Old 02-04-2007, 10:45 AM   #4
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It's easiest to just start knitting with the larger needle. Doesn't matter if the left needle is smaller, the right one is what determines the size of the stitch.

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Old 02-04-2007, 02:17 PM   #5
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Right, but do I get the 6s ready to knit on a longer cord? I have the interchangeables so I'm not sure if I knit them onto the 6's and a longer cord. I'm probably confusing myself for no reason.
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Old 02-04-2007, 02:48 PM   #6
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If you are using interchangeable needles you can just change the right hand needle to the larger size since you aren't really knitting with the left hand needle. I often have the left one smaller so the stitches come off easily.
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