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KnitPal 16 Inch Extra Long Knitting Needles for Blankets, Set of 3 Plastic Straight Needles with US Sizes 10.75, 11, 13 and eBook

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However you want to describe them, these needles are a must-have for any of your BIG chunky wool or multi-yarn quick-knit projects. Once in a while knitters are a bit confused about the concept of using long circular knitting needles to knit a blanket. Although knitting patterns almost always include a recommended yarn, you should feel free to make substitutions. Next we are going to begin our chain, so using your thumb and pointer finger reach inside of your slip knot and grab the working yarn and pull it through the loop and that is 1 chain. Having said that it surprises me how many people prefer to use extra long knitting needles for this task because they really don't like the feel of the short tips of circular needles.

This technique allows you to start with a very small number of stitches arranged across a few double-pointed needles, and then increase rapidly until you can put your stitches onto a circular needle. If you have some circular needles and aren’t quite sure how long they are, I’ve got a helpful guide for how to measure your circular knitting needles.If you’re not working from a pattern, then you should choose the size you want to knit, make a gauge swatch, and use that to determine the correct number of stitches to cast on for knitting the right size blanket. Using this simple technique, all you need is yarn(we will go over the best yarns to use next), a flat surface like a table and your hands. QUALITY COUNTS - Hand-crafted in the UK to a high standard which ensures the knitting needles are lightweight but super strong and durable. You will still knit back and forth in rows, but the weight of the numerous stitches and growing fabric will rest on your lap as you work, rather than your wrists having to bear the strain. If you knit your blanket with circular knitting needles instead, you’ll find that the weight of the blanket is distributed along the cord between the two needle tips.

Some of the technologies we use are necessary for critical functions like security and site integrity, account authentication, security and privacy preferences, internal site usage and maintenance data, and to make the site work correctly for browsing and transactions. This is the type of situation where interchangeable circular needle sets really come in handy, because you can use just one pair of needles and swap out the cords. The ratings/reviews displayed here may not be representative of every listing on this page, or of every review for these listings.That takes a lot of time and while some knitters find seaming quite therapeutic, many avoid it like the plague! Finally, a great idea for keeping your blanket knitting momentum up is to knit a mood or temperature blanket. This site uses cookies to improve its performance and to give you the most relevant experience by remembering your preferences and repeat visits. The stitches glide easily on and off the needles and there is no snagging, which in my experience can happen with some of the handmade needles.

If you prefer to watch the tutorial, instead of reading about it, check out my video tutorial below for this chunky knit blanket DIY. or 40 inch (80 or 100 cm) circular needles are popular lengths for knitting small to medium blankets. The description for the Neon 003 green was off with no disclaimer (I was expecting cotton as listed, but it’s an acrylic yarn) and raised the issue, they replied really quickly and even refunded - very happy with that!I've been wondering about this ever since seeing a couple of people using extra long needles to knit blankets. Simply tight the new yarn onto the working yarn, hide the knot on the BACK of your blanket, that part is important!

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