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Re: Size of circular needles?
Posted by: knittingmom (IP Logged)
Date: April 17, 2009 01:03PM

Since it's for a skull hat, would it not be just as simple to use double point needles? I've done many a stocking hat on size 6, 7 or 8 dps, using 3 needles as holders and one as working needle. And this can be as few as 84 sts or as many as 96 sts. The latter sometimes want to run off the needles, but with patience I manage.

Good luck and Happy Knitting!! Marian

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  Size of circular needles? jfsjones 04/16/2009 08:14PM
  Re: Size of circular needles? Sally J 04/16/2009 10:34PM
  Re: Size of circular needles? knittingmom 04/17/2009 01:03PM
  Re: Size of circular needles? jfsjones 04/17/2009 07:02PM

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