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« on: June 07, 2007 01:57:17 PM »

i'm knitting a blanket in the round, and i'm outgrowing my needles.  i have a set of dpns, a 24" and a 32" all in size 8. . . and i have too much blanket for the 32".  Anyone have a way to use more than one set of circs to avoid investing in more?  i cannot think of anything. Sad
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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2007 02:08:27 PM »

I'm having a brain fart moment but couldn't you just divide the stitches onto two sets of circulars (liek first fifty stitches on one and then second fifty on another) and knit like you usually would, and just put a needle tip guard on the tips in the middle of the knitting, and take them off as you need to?  It might take a bit of juggling stitches tho.

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2007 08:58:33 PM »

Yes, you can certainly use your two circs; knit on one until it fills up, then bring the far end of the other one around to start knitting with it, and so on. The cords crossover each other, but that won't matter. I'm starting a pinwheel sweater and I know I'm going to have to use all 3 of the circs I have in that size by the time I'm finished.


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« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2007 07:09:56 AM »

thanks for the ideas.  i think i get what you are saying Sue.  I'll give it a try this weekend.

Update:  using the two cirs by filling up one set then moving to the other set works great.  I've been knitting a bit more each time, at the end of each needle knitting.  I think this will help the join area from getting stretched-out. 

Thank again, Sue!

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