- 1 Can you substitute straight needles for circular needles?
- 2 Are circular needles better for beginners?
- 3 Should I buy circular knitting needles?
- 4 What can I use instead of circular needles?
- 5 Is it easy to use circular needles?
- 6 Can you knit a shawl on straight needles?
- 7 How do I stop my circular needles from twisting?
- 8 Why are my circular needles twisting?
- 9 Can you untwist circular knitting?
Can you substitute straight needles for circular needles?
The short answer is “Yes, absolutely.” Use whichever style of needle is most comfortable for you. A slightly longer version goes like this: Both circular needles and straight needles have their uses.
Are circular needles better for beginners?
Straight needles can be a great option for beginner knitters and work well for simple scarves or anything that is worked flat and not too wide. But we can let you in on a great secret… Circular needles can do anything straight needles can, plus more! Circular needles can be used for both flat and in-the-round projects.
Should I buy circular knitting needles?
If you are knitting a large project like a sweater or a blanket you will most likely need to use circular needles to accommodate all of your stitches. They are used for projects like hats, socks, sleeves, mittens and more. Unlike circular needles you can’t knit flat pieces and you can only knit in the round with dpn.
What can I use instead of circular needles?
When to use double-pointed needles Double-pointed needles are perfect for smaller knitted projects, like fingerless gloves, that won’t fit on circular needles.
Is it easy to use circular needles?
Circular knitting needles are great for more than just knitting in the round, they can also easily be used to knit flat as well. The long cable is well suited to having a large number of stitches on the needle as they can move freely along the cable.
Can you knit a shawl on straight needles?
These straight needle knit shawl patterns are so stylish and so versatile. The hardest part will be deciding which one to knit first! Beginner knitters will love these simple patterns using straight needles. Plus, many of these shawls can be used as scarves, too, so you get two for the effort of one!
How do I stop my circular needles from twisting?
A good trick for ensuring your stitches aren’t twisted is to lay the work down on a table after you’ve cast on and make sure all the stitches are facing the same way without a twist before you join in the round or start knitting.
Why are my circular needles twisting?
If you have Boye needles, or something similar with an incredibly stiff cable, they may always twist a bit. One thing you can try is dunking the cord in a cup of near-boiling water for a few seconds, and then holing it taut. That uncurls the cable and makes it easier to work with.
Can you untwist circular knitting?
If you detect a twist in your cast on and you have just knitted the first row you can just twist it right and continue knitting. This little mistake won’t show in the end. Twisting back twisted knitting can even be done after a few rows, but it will create a bump and be a bit uneven.