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« on: October 07, 2007 09:07:49 AM »

I have just purchased a 6.00 mm (us:1) 29"-73.5 cm circular needles
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have a pack of 4>> 3.25MM-(us:3) dbl.

can I make socks with these???

where do I go to find patterns for socks that are for a beginner, if I can?
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« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007 12:57:38 PM »

check http://knitty.com/archiveFEET.html.  The difficulty ratings are on the right.

Are you sure the 6.00mm is equivalent to US 1?  It's bigger than the other set.
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« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007 01:11:01 PM »

6 mm is US 10, and i wouldn't make socks on them, except maybe slippers socks:)

but others should be good, i made knitty's Thuja on 3.5mm. they actually recommend 4mm, but i had to use 3.5 to get gauge:)
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« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007 01:51:31 PM »

What happened to my earlier post in this thread?  Huh

Yes, 6mm is equal to US size 10 and you could knit some nice warm house socks with them using worsted weight. The size 4s are doable for regular socks.
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« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007 03:21:36 PM »

thank yall so much!

what kind of things can I make on my circulars?
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« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007 04:57:03 PM »

Hats, sweaters and you can use them to knit back and forth for scarves and shawls and afghans or blankets. You don't have to knit in the round with them; they're very handy, no losing the other needle or dropping a stitch off the end when you knit flat.
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« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007 05:33:52 PM »

Hats, sweaters and you can use them to knit back and forth for scarves and shawls and afghans or blankets. You don't have to knit in the round with them; they're very handy, no losing the other needle or dropping a stitch off the end when you knit flat.
Totally  Cheesy I love circs for everything. I haven't used straight needles in so long since I discovered the versatility of circular needles. I still use DPNs for some things but if I'm working on something, it's usually on circs.

I love circular needles...  Grin Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #7 on: October 08, 2007 03:27:27 PM »

Totally  Cheesy I love circs for everything. I haven't used straight needles in so long since I discovered the versatility of circular needles. I still use DPNs for some things but if I'm working on something, it's usually on circs.

Same here. I knit exclusively with my circular needles with the exception of small diameter knitting.
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« Reply #8 on: October 08, 2007 04:54:11 PM »

do you have to turn like you do on other needles?
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« Reply #9 on: October 08, 2007 05:49:05 PM »

do you have to turn like you do on other needles?
If you're knitting a flat piece, yep, just the same as with straight needles, back and forth. For me, it's just so much more convenient to do just about everything on circs than straights.
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