76 stiches should fit on a straight needle.
Circular needles can be used to knit anything that straight needles are used for--just knitting back and forth rather than in the round. I think this is why so many of us only use circs for everything from kids' sweaters to afghans.
Something to consider when buying a needle size that you don't have.
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