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Old 07-22-2009, 11:06 AM   #11
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I really do love them. They make sock knitting so much easier for me. If you try them I say start with a fairly basic sock, just to get used to them. The small size made casting on a bit awkward at first, but now I have no problem with it. I did have to learn to hold them with just a couple of fingers as opposed to my whole hand as well. But after an hour or so of playing with them, it was no problem either. For me if I cast on less than 66 stitches or so, the first few rounds seem a bit difficult, but after a few rounds of ribbing, once again, no problems.

When you get to the heel, what I do is knit the heel flap and turn the heel on DPNs, then pick up the gusset stitches with DPNs, all the while leaving the rest of the stitches on the circ. I will knit the next round after the stitches are picked up all back on to another circ. If you only have 1 circ. then you can transfer the other stitches onto a DPN as well and then knit them back onto the 9". I'll just use stitch markers to help me remember where to decrease. I can knit the whole sock except the heel flap and turn and the very end of the toe with the 9".

Hope that helps! Good luck with them!

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Old 07-22-2009, 05:55 PM   #12
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The only time I don't have both socks on the needles at the same time is when I pick up the gusset stitches. I pick up the sts for one sock and then put them on a holder after doing a round. Next pick up the sts for the other sock and knit a round and then put the other sock of the holder and back on the circs together. It is basically what Antje Gillingham says to do.
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Old 07-22-2009, 06:53 PM   #13
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I got an email today from Webs and they are carrying the 9 inch circs now too


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Old 07-22-2009, 10:08 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by lelvsdgs View Post
I got an email today from Webs and they are carrying the 9 inch circs now too

Those are Clover bamboo needles and they cost more that the Hiya Hiya metal 9" circs ($7.50) I looked at while visiting my LYS.
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Old 07-23-2009, 09:47 AM   #15
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OK...I'm ready to take the plunge and start knitting socks. I have tried DPNs and would rather not deal with these if I can create all the lovely socks I see on this site another way. I have seen (at Stitches) tiny circular needles for knitting socks, but cannot seem to
find them on the Net. Does anyone know what I saw or am I imagining these little circular needles?
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