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January 9th, 2009, 01:47 PM
*Fiona*
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I feel very stupid...

I'm trying to knit a cardigan for my imminent arrival. Link to pattern. I'm only on row 2 and confused!!

This is my first time using circular needles... to begin row 2... do I swap the needles in my hands like I would with normal needles, or do I slide all the sts along the wire back onto the left-hand needle and knit from the same end I started with on row 1? Does that make sense?!
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January 9th, 2009, 02:06 PM
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Based on the pattern and the fact that it is a cardigan and not a pullover, flip the needles back and forth as if you were working with regular needles.

It's a confusing pattern though. Kudos to you for taking it on.
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January 9th, 2009, 02:10 PM
*Fiona*
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it is confusing - what's the point of using the circulars! They are really annoyingly frustrating
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January 10th, 2009, 12:54 AM
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it is confusing - what's the point of using the circulars! They are really annoyingly frustrating [/b]
I could have sworn I replied to this this morning. Oh well. I wrote the pattern to be worked on a circular as it is much easier to manage the shaping of it as it gets larger on a circular. You can do it on straights but it will get untidy. The cable just lets the cardigan fall in it's natura; shape as you knit it.
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January 10th, 2009, 03:46 AM
*Fiona*
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Bless ya!! i posted the same thread on the UK board which is where you replied - link to it

I really appreciate that you joined up to help me out here Thank you so much indeed!!

I'm such a newbie to circulars so don't take my "what's the point" comment to heart... I can understand now why!
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