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Old 11-12-2008, 11:30 AM   #1
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Circular knitting: Length of the circular needle
I am a beginner knitter and trying to knit on a circular needle (pattern says so) I'm using the correct needle (nylon size 6, 16"). I have enough stitches - but there is still some left over "nylon" in the middle - is this ok? How do you close/join the ends then?
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:01 PM   #2
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The CO is usually a few inches shorter than the knitted item will be around. To join, you just knit the first CO st and snug up the yarn so there's not a gap. Since your co is short, you can pinch the cord and pull it out between 2 sts and push the sts towards the end and join that way. You may need to keep doing this for a couple rows until it gets longer and the sts will fit around the needle well. Unless you have too few sts, then they may not fit around at all.
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Thank you! I will try it that way- great tip!!
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