OK…I learned to knit about 15 years ago…did about 40 rows and never finished anything. Now, I’m pregnant with my first child and want to make a blanket…so I started up knitting again about 3 weeks ago.
So far it’s pretty successful…no problems remembering how to do it; almost like riding a bike. I’m using a basic pattern and circular (29", size 8, bamboo) needles - I really like the circular needles a lot.
I have an old pair of needles that are aluminum, size 8, 14"…I wanted to just do a small project on them to practice doing continental knitting (just for the variety since I am very comfortable with english style)…I’m finding that I HATE the length of the aluminum needles…Like I said, this is for nothing but practice… but for reference, does it matter what length needle I knit on? If/when I do other projects that call for different sizes can I use shorter needles? Maybe just continue using circular for projects and ditch the long needles? Is the length of the needle as important as the circumference (granting the project fits on the needles…)? Any info on needle length you can give me, etc would be great…
Thank you in advance!