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Old 01-06-2013, 05:29 AM   #41
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They sell the metal takumi 9" circs here along with other smaller needles for sock knitting. I have the 4.5mm needles (US7) but I use it for knitting small longies. It's fine if the inseam is 6-7" but more than that, I get cramps on my hands so I have to get a break.

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Old 01-06-2013, 08:29 AM   #42
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I will have to find mine I'm pretty sure they are 9" and I did knit socks for myself down to the heel area just fine. I don't have trouble knitting with 12" on longies though either.
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I will have to find mine I'm pretty sure they are 9" and I did knit socks for myself down to the heel area just fine. I don't have trouble knitting with 12" on longies though either.
Those are two different things though. Your leg might be close to 9 inches or more. Other people have feet that are 7 inches. 9 inch needles will not work for them.

Doing longies on 12s create the opposite issue. That would me more inches on a smaller needle not less inches on a longer needle. Anyone can knit with extra fabric on the needle but if you try to knit with less than 80% of the stitches you are supposed to have on a needle you will find it annoyingly difficult and mess up your tension.

Really though, this isn't to argue because I obviously have no idea what I am talking about.

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Addi makes an 8" circular. I have a pair of them. I think I'm going to ML my first pair to do two at a time otherwise I'm scared I will never finish the second sock.
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I'd have to measure, these are the ones I made with them. I know it isn't for everyone, but this took half the time to finish vs the last pair I made. It was a win for me!


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I'd have to measure, these are the ones I made with them. I know it isn't for everyone, but this took half the time to finish vs the last pair I made. It was a win for me!


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It would be normal for you to get faster after the first pair but it is great that you have something that works for you. I have 9 inch needles but I prefer dpn or ml to them because though I have a wide enough foot, the length of the actual needle is just too short for me to use comfortably. I prefer dpn to ml but ml for the sake of 2aat.

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Oh yes, everyone has a preference I tried MLing and it was a hot mess. And DPN's are a pain with my kids constantly pulling them out. When I start a pair of mittens I can't lay the project down without plans of fixing a mess.

I know DH's grandma can't use small diameter needles or DPN's because of her arthritis. It cramps her hands too much.
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Oh yes, everyone has a preference I tried MLing and it was a hot mess. And DPN's are a pain with my kids constantly pulling them out. When I start a pair of mittens I can't lay the project down without plans of fixing a mess.

I know DH's grandma can't use small diameter needles or DPN's because of her arthritis. It cramps her hands too much.
You know you can rig caps for your dpns to keep your kids from pulling them out. I know someone that actually uses a combo lock box to keep their kids hands off their wips. My kids know better than to touch my wips, but they love mixing up my skeins and cakes!

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I started some convertible bloomers, finished the bloomers and am now itching to start something else. Not sure what, though.
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I have seen something that was intended as caps for needles at my LYS, but none of them fit. Guess I need to look into making something. I need to make it a habit to put it up high, but when I get up I'm usually in a hurry.

Gosh I love knitting newborn stuff. I could do it forever, lol. So gratifying.
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