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Old 12-10-2008, 02:59 PM   #1
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Finding the size on circular needles
Hi. I'm new here and am very confused. My name is Linda and I live in Arkansas. I am wanting to knit some caps for Christmas presents and the patterns I've found use circular needles. I bought a box of knitting needles at a yard sale several years ago and there are lots of circular needles in the box, however I can't find a size on them anywhere. How do I tell the size of the needles? And is there any secret to using them?
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:15 PM   #2
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Many circs (many needles, period) are not marked with their size. The fastest way to tell what is what is to buy a gauge.
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Old 12-10-2008, 03:17 PM   #3
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You can use circulars to knit items flat, just don't join the stitches. There's videos that show how to knit in the round on the Advanced Techniques page.
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