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posted by Christine @ 9:00 AM
I am excited to see how it comes out. Silky Wool is one of the yarns I was thinking of using for this.
Hi.I have a question for you and anyone else who is making/has made this sweater:What needles are you using for the sleeves? I'm having trouble finding 12" circs locally. I could order them online, but someone in a local store encouraged me to use 2 16" needles instead and gave me a demo of how that would work. She said a 12" circular needle is difficult to use.How are you doing it? What do you think is the easiest way?Thanks.
Erica, I used a 8" circular from Joanns.com, but I don't think I'd do it again. It was pretty hard to do on it. If I"d had to purl more than the one row on each sleeve, I'd have been REALLY frustrated. Knitting's not quite as hard with it, but it's still not easy on the hands. I'd read that other knitters' hands cramped up sometimes, and mine came close with the 8". I think the next time I'll use the Magic Loop method, with the really long circular, used similarly to the two your LYS showed you. Try Googling Magic knitting if you don't know how to do it. I used it for mittens this lat fall, and it was so much easier.
Thanks so much hollisann. That's really helpful.
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