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[Jul. 9th, 2008|12:20 pm]
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[givinguponyou]
Is there anywhere online that sells a kit type of thing with everything you need to get started knitting soakers/longies? I have some DPN but have been unable to find the right circular needles locally. I also need a crochet hook, stitch markers etc etc etc.
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-07-09 08:32 pm (UTC)
I've never seen anything like that but that would be such a great idea!
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-09 08:37 pm (UTC)
I ended up buying a bunch of stuff from knitpicks but I still don't really know if I'll have everything I need! Of course that was after I got the twins dressed, in the car, to Joanns, in the stoller and to the knitting section only to realize they really didn't have anything/anything good. Haha, oh well.
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-07-09 10:53 pm (UTC)
I totally love addi turbo needles. they make 12" circ that are great for doing legs. there was a guy that sold them at really good prices on ebay, but I cant find him now. :(
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-09 11:32 pm (UTC)
I found them on Amazon for $14.99, is that decent? What size do you use? The patterns I've seen seem to mostly say 6 but my MM yarn says 7-9.
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-07-10 12:02 am (UTC)
I cant for the life of me remember what I paid for them... I think they range between 12.00 and 15.00?

I use size 6 for the waist band and size 8 for the body. I like things to knit up quick. lol
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-13 04:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the info! I ended up going to a local yarn shop and got the ones you recommended. I love them. They were kind of slippery at first but it was pretty easy to get adjusted to them. (I just learned to knit using bamboo needles)
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[User Picture]From: youll_getoverit
2008-07-13 04:41 pm (UTC)
yay! they are really are great needles. I still like my bamboo double pointed needles for little things. (metal are waaaay to slippery for me.)

have fun. I cant wait to see what you create. :)
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[User Picture]From: givinguponyou
2008-07-16 11:45 pm (UTC)
I haven't learned to do the dpn thing yet, but I got the hang of knitting in the round without too much trouble so I'll probably attempt it soon! I still need to learn to increase and decrease. I'm hoping to make soakers, shorties, skirties, etc :) My babies need woolies in a major way!
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