hello! i am a new knitter and would like to start a very simple afghan. the instructions say to use a circular needle. my question is when doing something flat do you just keep going back and forth like you do with straight needles? thanks.
yeah – you just keep flipping the needles over, just like you would on straight needles.
The main advantage of doing wide pieces on a circular needle is that you don’t need 2 REALLY LONG straight needles, you just need 1 kinda-long circular needle and the work rests on the big wire in the middle.
Does that make sense?
(PS – be warned: once you start using circulars, you’ll get addicted. I don’t buy straight needles anymore)
yup yup…i learned how to knit on circs and i love them. i haven’t done any knitting in the round yet…just flat. i do have some flex shaft needles and i like them too because the shaft is the same size but what i like about the circs is that when i drop one i don’t have to figure out where it rolled off to…