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Old 03-11-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
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circular VS double
Hey all,
Quick newbie questions:
Can you use a circular needle with 80cm cord as a double needle?
And if so, what type of projects could you knit with them?

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Old 03-11-2009, 07:24 AM   #2
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I'm not sure what you mean by "double needle" -- do you mean double pointed needles? In which case, look for "two circular needles" for what you can do with them - lots of people use that for socks.
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Old 03-11-2009, 07:45 AM   #3
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Hey all,
I wanted to make gloves, the patterns call for double pointed needles, which I dont have at the moment. Can I make gloves with circular needles?
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Old 03-11-2009, 09:38 AM   #4
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You could, most likely. I would try them using the magic loop method. You can find a teaching demo on this site. You could try using the tips from the circs, provided they come off. Some find them a little short to use as DPNs. Most DPNs are 6-8 inches in length and the tips from DPNs are shorter.

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Old 03-11-2009, 09:39 AM   #5
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Sorry! I meant to say that the tips from the circs are shorter.

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Old 03-11-2009, 02:39 PM   #6
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You can use two circular needles or magic loop. Two circs require 4 needles the same size and two cables. Magic loop requires a 32 or longer cable and 2 needles the same size. Some people manage with a 24 inch cable for magic loop, but I think a longer cable is easier especially if you're learning the technique.

I myself prefer the 2 circular needle technique and I've bought lots of tips to accommodate that.

Both techniques can learned here in the KH videos. You can also look at this page to see if you need more help.

http://community.knitpicks.com/notes...g_in_the_Round
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Old 03-15-2009, 06:54 PM   #7
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Hey all,
I only have one set of circular needles (non-removable tips). But I do have a set of straight needles the same size. Can I sort of do a bizarre version of working it flat?
I think I need to do a bit of thinking on this!
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Old 03-15-2009, 07:10 PM   #8
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You can knit flat on circulars too. But you can't use the straight ones in place of another circular to work in the round. What are you trying to do?
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Hey all,
Suzeeq -I am trying to make a pair of gloves. More than like likely fingerless/part finger gloves. I haven't made gloves before, and the ones I have are slowly descintergrating (?spelling) and arent warm at all!

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You can use dpns for them, or a single circular, about 29" long doing the Magic Loop Technique.
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