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Old 02-14-2010, 08:16 PM   #1
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First time using to knit in the round. calls for 16" circular needles with a cast on of 84 stitches. work in ribbing, 2x2. Problem is the tubing keeps kinking on me at attachment to needle. Needle part length is 5+ inches and straight. What is the problem? What is the best needle to purchase when doing hats like this?
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:23 PM   #2
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The needle part is to long for knitting in the round.I had the same problem and had to go to a 4" needle. I use Hiya Hiya needles. They work great.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:08 PM   #3
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You might need to straighten the cord, the needle length and overall length seem fine.

Dip the cord only into boiling water for a minute or two, then hold straight as it cools. That may help it from kinking.
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I've been using 16" bamboo circs for my hat projects of late. I have been doing the casting on and ribbing with DPNs, as it just feels better to me until I get to the increases and the project can fit on the needles more comfortably.
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Thanks to those who replyed to my question, I have ordered some new needles and will follow your suggestions.
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