I’m doing a 220 stitch afghan (48 inches wide) and unfortunately only had a 32" long circular needle. Much too short! The stiitches ran from the tip of one needle to the tip of the other, and looked like one big ruffle. Today I found a 40" circ. needle, but as the yarn is so far away from the new needle, I am unsure as to how to knit onto the new 40" needle. Anyone run up against this before?