Can I knitting socks on 16 inch circular needles?
By way of background, to knit in the round, there’s the full needle method, whereby you use a standard circular needle—typically 16 inches/40 cm or longer—and cast on enough stitches to go all the way around. …
What length circular needles do I need for socks?
22 or 30cm (8½ or 12in) are best for small tubes such as socks, mittens or cuffs. It is worth considering however, that very short circular needles will also have shorter than usual needle points which you may not find comfortable to knit with depending on the size of your hands.
What if my circular needles are too short?
If your circular needle length is too short, your stitches will be crowded. Crowded stitches are more difficult to manuever – and it’s a bit harder to catch mistakes.
What needles do I need to knit socks?
There are three main different types of knitting needles you can use to knit socks; a set of double pointed needles, a long circular needle with an 80cm cable, or a small circular needle with a 25cm cable.
Can you use longer circular needles?
Besides using a really long (40″ or longer) circular needle that may already be in your stash, this technique also gives the opportunity to knit both halves of the pair at once, helping keep consistent gauge and progress in front of us for the entire project.