I am starting to knit on circulars. I have the Needlemaster kit. I have asked this question before and searched the forums but still don't quite understand. Let's say I have a pattern the says I need 16in circulars 10 1/2 needles. I know I use the 10.5 needles and this might sound like a silly question, but with that will I use the 12in cable or the actual 16in cable. I only ask this because I know that previously I have been told that I take into account the length of the needles also when determining what circular to use. So if that is the case, for this pattern, I would want to use the shorter cable. Help I am so confused I am having a hard time wrapping my brain around (':wall:') not using the actual cable measurement when the pattern states use circulars. Thanks in advance for your help.