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Old 02-08-2008, 09:14 PM   #1
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Dumb question
Sorry this is such a dumb question. I am just doing my very first project and thanks to this web site I am learning to knit. I started a shawl by just knitting but I am finding that there are so many stitches on my straight needle that I fear I won't be able to get all the stitches I need to finish to fit on the needle What do you do? Finished shawl is 80 inches wide. Will this all fit on a 14 inch needle?
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:26 PM   #2
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Welcome to KH!! No such thing as a dumb question either!!

You will need to get a circular needle in the same size as your 14" needle (say you are knitting with a size 8 then you will want a circ in size 8)...they have different sizes of cables for the most part I find a 32" to be comfy for a shawl/wrap...sometimes I work on a 24" with no problem too

Since you can knit back and forth on circs without joining and also in the round you may want to start buying only circs...or look into an interchangeable set...
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:33 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! Especially for answering so quick.
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Old 02-08-2008, 09:37 PM   #4
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Welcome to KH. There is no such thing as a dumb question if you do not know the answer Hon.

I use circular needles for all my knitting, whether it is flat knitting (what you are doing now) or knitting in the round. I find them less bulky and easier on the wrists.

Good luck with your shawl. That's an ambitious project for a first project. I hope it goes well for you.
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