I'm new to knitting and I'm fmailiar with basic knitting and have knitted baby booties , scarves .
I'm knitting a diagonal baby blanket now and it needs 123 sts when it gets to the middle. I'm very comfortable in using straight needles but mine don't hold that many stitches so I got myself the boye circular needles.
It was hard to cast stitches or the knit stitch on them because I usually rest the straight needles on my tummy and use it to push the needles. I din't have that grip on the circular ones.
Secondly, The stitches were getting tighter and it was hard to push them from the loop to the needles. Thsi also happens while knitting , it is hard to push the stitches back onto the needle.
Did anyone experience this problem?
I knitted the stitches back on my straight one( from Boye too) and I can work faster.
Do they sell xtra long straight needles enough to cast 100-200 stitches?