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Old 07-13-2009, 01:24 AM   #1
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The circular needles dont like me
I have been trying to make a beret for the past 2weeks on a US size 13, 29" but the stupid circular needle keeps tangling, even though i did put them in boiled hot water. And that is the least of my problems the first row is too loose I've tried to tighten it, the stitches on the needles are hard to work with (maybe there aren't enough stitches on them??) its hard for me to move the left stitch into the right needle..help me im about to lose my mind @ 1:20am in the morning and with that being said I refuse to continue ribbing my scarf until this issue is resolved.

I first CO 40 stitches but i couldn't knit it
I then casted on 110 stitches still couldn't knit it


heres is the link of the beret pattern i've been trying to knit
http://pilotisknits.blogspot.com/200...t-pattern.html

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Old 07-13-2009, 01:47 AM   #2
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One: if you're still awake, go to sleep! 1:20 in the morning is too early/late to keep struggling with something like this. Come back to it when you're caught up on your sleep.

Two: Your cable is too long for this project...notice that the pattern calls for a 16" cable? You can still use this set of needles, though -- take a look at the videos on the video page for Magic Loop. If you don't have enough cable to do Magic Loop, you can also use a Modified Magic Loop with just one of the loops on the right hand side. (You'll definitely want to place a stitch marker at the beginning of your row and keep slipping it from needle to needle when you come to it.)

Hope that helps!
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Old 07-13-2009, 09:16 AM   #3
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Try the magic loop or Halfaloop with only one loop instead of 2.
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