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Old 10-06-2008, 05:42 PM   #21
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I really like aluminum needles (I've never used any other material, though).

For knitting in the round, I use DPNs. I don't like circular needles. I once said I'd give circular needles a try, but I took it back: I simply don't like circular needles.



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Well, I guess I'm in the minority, but all I have are Boye needles and I like them just fine.

I have a Boye 4 DPN set (3 1/8 mm), and I really like it!

I've been looking for more Boye needles, but, I just can't find them. Knitting is not a well known art here in Colombia (at least not that I know of).


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Old 10-06-2008, 10:21 PM   #22
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you mean knitting is rarely there? well, since that why not try other as well, like the bamboo needles. i see you prefer the aluminium needles, though it's only a suggestion.
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Hello all! Another newbie here! I thought this might be a good place to get my question answered.

I didn't realize that you could use circular and straight needles interchangably. I'm currently working on a baby sweater that I'm using 14" needles for, and I have a hard time with the longer length. I was thinking about making a sweater for myself, but the pattern I'm looking at says to use 29" needles. Yikes! Can I just use circular needles instead?
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Old 10-07-2008, 01:04 PM   #24
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A 29" needle is a circular, they don't make straight ones longer than 14", or at least they're not readily available. Read the pattern again, it probably says a 29" needle.
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Great! That makes me feel a lot better!
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:28 PM   #26
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Haha, that was funny. I'm picturing myself trying to use a set of 29" needles. I can't even use the 14" suckers without clobbering everything around me!
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what part of North Carolina? I am in Greenville and looking for someone to teach me how to knit.
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Originally Posted by MarisaLoveCat View Post
why not try other as well, like the bamboo needles. i see you prefer the aluminium needles, though it's only a suggestion.

Thanks for your suggestion. But, I don't think I'd want to use non-aluminum needles .


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what part of North Carolina? I am in Greenville and looking for someone to teach me how to knit.
High Point and Raleigh. I'm not sure where Greenville is......
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