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Old 12-10-2007, 04:45 PM   #1
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Wow These Things Are Small!
The mail just ran and the two 16" circs arrived from KP, a size 8 and a size 10. I ordered them for knitting hats.

I'm not sure what I thought they would look like but all I could say was "Wow these things are small!"

I keep looking at and handling them trying to figure out how in the world someone is supposed to knit anything in the round with these little things. I'm going to give it a try but they sure seem really short for knitting a hat.
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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I know! I thought the same thing about my 24 inch needles. I got them to knit purses in the round. I looked at the needles and thought that there is no way that a whole purse is going to fit on here.
But, it did.
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mason - it's much easier to cram extra stitches on the needle then it is to knit in the round on needles that are too long. And the shorter needle length means that you can stay on the circs as you decrease.
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You're right and if you've got any length or size to your hands it'll be tough! I'm so used to wrapping my whole hand around the needles... and a throw knitter, too. Using them is kinda like knitting with toothpicks! I just went ahead a learned on the dpns...
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Old 12-10-2007, 04:58 PM   #5
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You're right and if you've got any length or size to your hands it'll be tough! I'm so used to wrapping my whole hand around the needles... and a throw knitter, too. Using them is kinda like knitting with toothpicks! I just went ahead a learned on the dpns...
Yeah that's the thing, I have pretty big hands so these probably seem even smaller to me
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When I use straight's I always use the extra long ones and I throw my yarn...so when I bought a couple of small circulars for preemie hats it felt really strange at first but I soon got used to them...they did make my fingers ache a bit though...good luck Mason x
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I use #6 16 inch circs for my hats, I love them! My cat actually ran away to knit with one set and never gave it back, so I had to replace it. I like them because you don't have to do a lot of mussing around to stick the hole project in a bag or purse to go with you.
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Well, if you decide you like them and want some #6s, I've got an 11" and a 16" you're welcome to, don't think I'll be able to use them. (OMG-did I say that???, will find a project next week that HAS to have them...)

Am I nuts or does it sound like we knitters are talking like we're playing "Go Fish"?
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Well, if you decide you like them and want some #6s, I've got an 11" and a 16" you're welcome to, don't think I'll be able to use them. (OMG-did I say that???, will find a project next week that HAS to have them...)

Am I nuts or does it sound like we knitters are talking like we're playing "Go Fish"?
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he he it does sound a bit like go fish! But I tend to hoarde needles much the way I hoarde yarn. I might not be using it now or even in the next 10 years, but as soon as I give them away I lose the duplicates or find a pattern I "have" to make that requires them!
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