Hope you all can help me with what I’m sure might sound like pretty silly questions. I just received my brand new set of Options needles yesterday. The set is supposed to come with two 24" cables and two 32" cables. I got four cables, but they are WAY shorter than those lengths. When I attached the needles on each end, they came to the right overall length (needle+cable+needle=24"), but is that the way it’s supposed to be with circular needles? My knitting instructor is going to teach me how to knit socks (I have “graduated” from the basics after just two lessons!), starting with a worsted weight wool and size 8’s. I guess this is going to be a bulkier sock for starters. She wants to teach me the Magic Loop method and said I’d need a 32" cable. I hope what I have is ok.
Second question: I know many people say they knit their traditional flat knitting on circs. Do you use 2 cables unattached with the caps at each the free end, or do you just knit back and forth with the cable attached to both needles?
BTW, I placed a second KP order a day or two later for some size 10.5 Harmony (wood) needles and some yarn. They should arrive in the next day or so, and then I’ll be able to compare the two types. I can’t wait!!!