Circular knitting with only 24 stitches

by Diane

I am knitting wristlets.

They are knit in the round, however since there are only 24 cast on stitches the 16 inch circular knitting needles are too long.

What can I use instead?

YOUR ANSWER


Hi Diane.

You have a couple of choices when you need to knit in a tight circle like this.

The most common method is to use double pointed needles, but I prefer to use two circular needles instead.

Knitting Wristlets on Double Pointed Needles

© Sara | Flickr.com - Knitting a Wristlet on Double Pointed Needles


This method is explained on this page about knitting socks.

Knitting Wristlets on Two Circular Needles

© Breilbeest | Flickr.com - Knitting on 2 Circular Needles


I find that you don't get the "ladder effect" when you use circular needles that you tend to get with double pointed needles.

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