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« Reply #710 on: June 14, 2009 12:13:07 AM »

Hi carol, the dpns are usually used when there are less stitches, like for the smaller parts of the sleeves. Obviously, you could also knit those with circulars, esp. if you're used to the magic loop technique (very easy to learn if needed, tons of tutorials online).

I'd say get started with circulars and you'll see in time if you need the dpns. You'll be knitting all the body before that anyway.

Another issue that you may have to pay attention to. Some people don't knit at the same gauge in the round and flat, because they will have a different tension on knit and purl rows. (You'll have guessed by now, I have that problem).
Because when knitting stockinette in the round you don't purl but only knit every row, I had to use needles one or 2 sizes larger to get an even tension with my "regular" gauge when knit flat...

But I disgress...

I hope you'll post photos of your finished dress ! That could be nice !
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« Reply #711 on: June 14, 2009 02:59:15 AM »

Many thanks I think I should start with circular needles and see how I progress.  Thanks for the tip re tension, I presume I'll need to do test swatches on the circular needles to see if I have a similar problem.
Just the yarn to think about now and any tips on a budget yet beautifully draping yarn would be appreciated!
If the sweater works out well I may well attempt a dress, I do love a sweater dress although I always seem to knit mine out of season, just finishing a 1960s Vogue one which will have to stay in the wardrobe until September!
Thanks
Carol
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« Reply #712 on: June 16, 2009 07:52:41 AM »

Have just purchased some Manos del Uruguay olive variegated silk blend which I'm hoping will look good.  Has anyone else out there used this yarn for the SKB?
Now contemplating geting beads ... all very exciting, must finish current WIP before getting too carried away!!!
Carol
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