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Old 05-09-2009, 09:10 PM   #1
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I just started knitting and I have a really basic question i can't find the answer to. If I want to knit something longer than your needles (ie: blanket) how do you do add length once your needle is full of stitches? Do you need circular needles to hold the stitches or is there another way to do it?
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Old 05-09-2009, 09:30 PM   #2
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Circular needles are the way to go to knit something large in one piece. If someone wanted to use straights, they could knit strips or squares and sew them together once they're done.
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Depends on how long. Many things are longer than straight needles. Scrunching up is just part of it. But if it's really a lot longer, so that keeping all of the sts on 1 needle is difficult, then, yes, a circ is the way to go, just treating the 2 ends as if they were 2 separate needles. But if it's really, REALLY long, then you can use 2 circular needles, putting point protectors (or a piece of cork works well-- it'll be a custom, tight fit) on one end of each and treating them as if they were 2 ultra-long straights.
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