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Old 04-27-2008, 08:53 AM   #1
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Needle problem
I've got a pattern for arm warmers that I want to make a friend for her birthday but the pattern calls for two 8" circular needles size US 6 (4mm). I've looked everywhere but I can't find anywhere that sells them.

Does anyone know of any stockists or an alternative?

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Old 04-27-2008, 09:20 AM   #2
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I believe such short circular needles are a rarity. You can just use a set of US 6 double points. Some people don't like double points and if so you could use a long cable needle size 6 and do the Magic Loop method. Amy has videos on both methods on this site for circular knitting.
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Old 04-27-2008, 11:06 AM   #3
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Needles that short are hard to find and a pain to work with, I've read. You can use 1 long needle or 2 regular ones and use the methods shown on the Advanced techniques page for knitting a small diameter.
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If they're telling you to use two circs, the length shouldn't matter with that technique and some that are longer would probably be easier to work with anyway. If you can find a pair of 16" that should work.

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