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Set of 7 Stainless Steel Circular Knitting Needles Sized 0-8 US (2 - 5 mm) in Choice of Lengths 17-47 in (43-120 cm)
I learned to knit from my Norwegian grandmother. I knit in the round whenever possible. I knit with mostly circular knitting needles even when not knitting in the round. Using circular needles puts less weight on your hands and wrists. These needles have smooth needles and joins with flexible cables.
Norwegian Sweaters are traditionally knit in the round - even the cardigans which are stabilized and cut open after they are knit. To Knit Sweaters in the Round, One needs smaller needles or double pointed needles for the sleeves and larger ones for the body.
Knitting a Norwegian Sweater for Myself, I Use Double Pointed Needles for Button Bands, Sleeve Cuffs and Matching Socks, 43cm (17") for Sleeves, Neckbands and Hats 100cm (40") for the Body. Size 65cm (25.5in) is commonly used knitting for children. Size 80cm (31in) for teens and women. Size 120cm (47in) for plus sizes and men. Generally, if your knitting gets bunched up on your circular needle and you risk losing stitches, switch to a larger length circular needle. If your are struggling and stretching your stitches to reach around the circular needle, switch to smaller needles or double pointed needles.
If knitting a large lace shawl, I start the center with double pointed needles, switch to a 43cm circular needle as soon as possible, and switch to longer circular needles as the stitches become crowded.
You can use a smaller gauge needle and end caps as a stitch holder as needed. For example, If knitting a sleeve on 43cm long size 10 needles, you can slip the stitches onto a size 9 needle when you use the size 10 to knit the second sleeve.
When beginning to knit, needles can seem like a major investment. Affordable, quality sets of needles allow you to knit many projects with minimal investment.
Set of 7 Circular Knitting Needles
Finely Milled Stainless Steel
100cm total length needles and cable
Your choice of length (all needles in set in same length):