Thursday, November 26, 2015

Circular Knitting Needles (part 1 of 2)

Circular knitting needles are a perfect option if you want to create something like a seamless garment. Making seamless bags, sweaters and other objects becomes with the use of circular knitting needles. These needles come in various sizes and shapes. But for the beginners who are not aware of what these circular needles are, here is a brief introduction.

Circular knitting needles are not much different from an ordinary straight needle. But the only difference is that the two hard tips of a needle are joined with a flexible cord. These needles are made from the same material as the straight needles. Hence you can buy your circular knitting needles, in your favorite materials like plastic, bamboo, metal and resin.

These needles can be bought in a fixed format or an interchangeable one. In the fixed format the needle is permanently attached to the cord, while in an interchangeable system you can change needles according your needs. The circular needles can be bought as a part of needle set which includes all the needles necessary for knitting.

Circular knitting needles generally range from size 3 to 15, the chord can buy according to your circumference of the object. Commonly the needles are available in sizes 16,24,29,36 and 40 inches, but different producers make needles of the odd sizes like 11 and 34. The length of the needles depends on the pattern you are planning for your object.

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