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[Feb. 26th, 2004|08:47 pm]
hey everyone, this is my first post. i knit a lot, but i taught myself and dont have many friends or relitives who knit, so i hope i dont sounds stupid. ive knit a ton, and have made scarves and legwarmers and hats and skirts and dresses, but ive had to crotchet the hats and skirts and dresses becuase--well, i dont know how to work on circular needles. i got a pair today, and since i only work on big needles, i figured it was the same with circulars and got 20mm. so i cast on and i didnt know really how to do anything. the chord is so much smaller then the needles and i dont know how to make it be a circle (i tried knitting from the other end but i dont know how!) and the stitches are a billion times smaller then that of the needles. if someone could help me id be soooooo greatful, becuase im really exited to learn. btw, as soon as my camera works, ill be able to show off my scarves and hats :) thanks!
(x-posted to a bunch of knitting communities.)

[User Picture]From: stariel
2004-02-29 08:42 pm (UTC)
Getting the stitches right takes a bit of practice. It's been a while, but I think I just tried to keep them really loose while casting on. Knitting on might work better if you know how.

Making it circular is really easy. Just knit without turning it over (hopefully you have the right length of cord). There are no 'rows'. For the first one knit and when you get to the end knit into the other end, then knit around. Hope that makes sense.
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