Originally Posted by owenj
Hello! I've just ordered the set of Knitpicks Options circular needles, & am so excited to get them!
I have a few questions about using them though:
To knit something flat, I just keep the needle w/the yarn in my left hand like I normally do when using straight needles, & don't connect the yarn as it goes around the cable?
I ordered a fixed circular in 16" to knit smaller things, is that small enough to knit scarves & dishtowels? I've read that trying to knit something smaller on a long cable can be a pain.
Also, if I were to knit an afghan, how long should my cable be? I'd like to try the January '09 issue of Creative Knitting's easy afghan, but it doesn't say how long the cable should be. It calls for 228 stitches to be cast on, so would a 32" cable be long enough?
Nope, I find the opposite..knitting a "small/circ" easier than "large/circ..I can remember doing an afghan on circs using a "bulky" yarn...after an "established" number of rows, the project became very "heavy" and not easy to transport around. The project "rests" on the cable making it very "heavy"...just my thought...