What do YOU think?
“STRAIGHTS OR CIRCULAR NEEDLES?”
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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