JaneCalif

by Carolyn
(Calif)

I am a beginning knitter. I am having trouble using the circular needles. I have unraveled 4 times. The throw calls for size 15 US needles. I have to cast on 114 stitches.

Is there any straight needle that would hold that many stitches?

I am ready to throw it all away! The pattern is very simple, its the circular needles that drive me crazy.

YOUR ANSWER


Given the size of the needle you have to use, I am assuming that the yarn you are using is quite thick.

That being the case I seriously doubt that you would be able to find a straight needle long enough to hold that number of stitches. In Australia the longest commercially available straight needles are 35 centimetres long.

Yarn that thick will only wrap around the needle about eight times per inch so a 35 centimetre needle will only hold around 70 - 75 stitches comfortably.

You might have to persevere with the circular needles I am afraid.

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A Very Long Needle
by: Nittykitty

You can get birch wood dowels and shape the ends to create two double pointed needles.

Sand them nice and smooth and use them
for your large project. There is no law that
says that you must use circular needles.

And with your project, it would work just fine
for you to use big needles.

Never limit yourself with rules.

If it works, use it !

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