I have too many stitches crammed onto a 16 inch needle. The only other size 9 I have is a 24. Should I switch? Pushing stitches around is slowing me down, but I'm not sure about using a cable that is too long either.
OTN: Too much stuff that isn't getting finished before something else is started......
Take your new needle in your right hand and the left needle of the needle you're working on in your left hand and just knit. If you've got all the stitches on the right-handneedle, you can switch to knitting in the round on that needle again.
and if the 24" is a bit too long you can always do a modified Magic Loop to make it work. It's always a pay off between whether too cramped or too tight. I prefer too cramped myself (actually I would like needles that are always the perfect size, but life isn't a Walgreen's commercial)