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Ask Amy: Can I use circular needles instead of straight needles?

In some patterns, when a project is worked flat (such as a scarf or perhaps a garment that's worked in pieces and seamed, like Beleza shown above), the required tools section may list straight needles. But as many of you know, you can use circular needles to work flat pieces. We've been asked about using… Continue reading Ask Amy: Can I use circular needles instead of straight needles?

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Emily Explains: How do I choose the right needles for my yarn?

When I first learned how to knit I was given a set of pink size 11┬ámetal needles and a skein of hot pink yarn - a bulky wool and mohair blend. The needles felt long and a little awkward in my hands but I eventually got the hang of it and began knitting away. For… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do I choose the right needles for my yarn?