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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Circular Knitting Needles-Advice On How To Use Them

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By Gina Williams

The name of circular knitting needles isn't going to accomplish complete justice to the concept since they are shorter needles bound together by a strand of nylon cord. If with classic needles you must stop at the end of each row and turn the work around, circular knitting needles have the advantage of letting one work round and round until you finish the item or have to change the yarn.

The two fundamental advantages that make circular knitting needles stand out, and one is the above mentioned functional advantage of having the ability to avoid alternative knitting. A secondary benefit will be the opportunity to design garments without seams if that is what you wish for.

If with classical needles, the weight of the work is distributed on the surface of the needles, in the case of the circular knitting needles it rests on the nylon cord and therefore in the knitter's lap. Only part of the working stitches will stay on the needles as such thus increasing the comfort level of your hands, through the reduction of the stress otherwise put on the wrists. Circular knitting needles are usually therefore more favorable for those who are afflicted by a number of joint problems like arthritis or rheumatism as an example.

There are several aspects i suggest you check before buying circular knitting needles. To begin, be sure that the length of the nylon cord matches your purpose; you can find items with a cord of up to forty inches long that's excellent for more ample garment knitting. If you're only making a small child's pullover, then, the circular knitting needles needn't be longer than twelve inches.

Why is size so crucial? One thing is for sure, you may get really bothered by the improper size of the cord. And last but not least, when it comes to the cord length aspect, you should also know that the size of the needles is shorter for smaller cords too.

Last but not least, circular work needles allow one to carry the work on the train, on the plane or anyplace else one needs without the risk of the stitches falling off. Moreover, the circular flexible cord avoids the bothersome protruding inconvenience of traditional knitting needles.

Therefore, for occasional or permanent knitters, having one or several pairs of circular knitting needles in the home proves pretty inspired when you want to try some thing new and don't have the time to go acquire supplies.

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