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Topic: Twinkle's project questions- circulars  (Read 378 times)
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« on: December 19, 2007 04:38:18 PM »

a lot of the patterns in Twinkle's Big City Knits are made on circular needles
but I can't get any rigt now, but really like them
is there a way to knit them on straight needles, specifically the shopping tunic?
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2007 07:07:18 PM »

I don't have the book, so I can't tell you specifically, but if something is knit back and forth rather than in the round, yes you can use straight needles. If something IS knit in the round, you could possibly knit it in pieces instead and use straight needles, but that may take some design changes.

Okay, backing up a bit .. I looked up that pattern on Ravelry and discovered that it is a tube and given the styling, would be next to impossible to do on straights. You could conceivably do a seam up one side and then knit on straights, but - you would have a lot of stitches on your needles (in BIG yarn, too). And a seam would just not look the same.

Is there a chance you could buy the circulars perhaps on ebay where they might be cheaper. I found circs for under ten bucks I think it was, at Walmart, in the huge size 19 you need for that pattern.

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