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« on: November 01, 2005 07:19:18 PM »

Okay, I've looked through my books, did a search on Dogpile.com, on craftster, and read the knitting FAQ's and I haven't found this and I"m not really sure how to word what I am needing help with....So here goes: I am knitting a very very large circumference in the round and I am running out of room on the longest length of circulars I could find (or I think they make 36") so my question is what do I do now?  Can you knit in the round with two circulars or is it a big hassle, or is it like using dpns? 

« Reply #1 on: November 01, 2005 07:21:26 PM »

you could use multiple circulars and it would be essentially like using multiple double pointed needles.  Its not reallly that big of a pain, thought the little plastic parts between the points cause the stitches to slide around a lot

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« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2005 07:24:57 PM »

so maybe using 2 large circs would be all right? 
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2005 07:50:35 PM »

How many inches is the circ you're using ? How long of one do you think you'll need? Addi turbo's go up to 60". If you don't want to buy a longer circ, using 2 circs would probably work alright, but I would imagine that it would be a huge PITA.

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« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2005 05:40:23 AM »

The one I am currently using is 36" I do believe.  I think a 60" would be perfect (hopefully not too too short) and I love Addi Turbos...so great but I can't afford to buy any new needles right now really.  I was thinking that just 2 circs would be a pain too, but maybe 3 or more like Lucrecia said might work better.  I'm making a huge blanket in the round and I thought my needles would hold more or I underestimated how big the blanket was going to be. 
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« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2005 06:37:11 AM »

the girlfromauntie site has a lasagne scarf that caused me to use 4 36" long circulars for the outer ruffle and it worked out beautifully.  a pain in the ass, but beautifully nonetheless.  and the circulars hang onto the stitches much better than any dpn i've ever used.
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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2005 12:29:42 PM »

wow.  I was going to try just 2 maybe three depending on what I already had.  I think circulars hang on to stitches better too, I had to redo a whole sock one time because half my stitches came off the needle.
« Reply #7 on: November 02, 2005 01:48:39 PM »

I have some interchangable needles (Boyl I think) that you can connect many cords together. You could always buy a few cords and connect them all together. At my hobby lobby it's $3 per cord, as well as $3 per needle tip.
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« Reply #8 on: November 02, 2005 03:58:57 PM »

I've seen the boyle interchangeable needles, I was actually in Hobby Lobby today.  I am using 3 circs right now and so far it's working hopefully this will get me through the second half of the blanket.
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