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“STRAIGHTS OR CIR­CU­LAR NEE­DLES?”

Simply Knitting - - Your Knits -

Cir­cu­lars, all the time! It’s much harder to lose a nee­dle for a start. I carry my knit­ting all over and cir­cu­lars pack smaller, don’t poke holes in my pro­ject bags, and I very rarely end up with my knit­ting slid­ing o the nee­dle dur­ing trans­port. They also dis­trib­ute the weight of larger projects bet­ter, which helps pro­tect my wrists from pain or dam­age, as I su er from EDS. Kather­ine Rose Lynn, via Face­book Straights, and as short as I can get away with. I can­not abide hav­ing ex­cess nee­dle length and cir­cu­lars are too much of a pain. Is­abel Free­man, via Face­book Straights. Although cir­cu­lars are use­ful if you have loads of stitches, even if you’re not knit­ting in the round, for ex­am­ple, blan­kets. Ali­son Flynn, via Face­book I love cir­cu­lars. I knit ev­ery­thing on them, from socks to shawls. It doesn’t even mat­ter if the pat­tern doesn’t re­quire a cir­cu­lar nee­dle. There’s some­thing about the flex­i­bil­ity, and the fact that, when pushed back, the stitches are less likely to fall o the ends. So lib­er­at­ing! So­phie Jor­dan, Op­er­a­tions Ed­i­tor, SK What a hard ques­tion! I use all types, as long as they’re good qual­ity. Cir­cu­lars re­ally come into their own when you want to knit while trav­el­ling – there’s noth­ing worse than pok­ing some­one next to you on a train with a straight nee­dle! Jo All­port, ex­pert knit­ting de­signer. See her lat­est de­signs on pages 43 and 88.

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