There. I can now say, with certainty, that I am perfectly able to knit a hat on circular needles.
Turns out I can also say, with equal certainty, that it is not my preferred method of knitting a hat. I figured out that I just really really REALLY dislike sliding the stitches off of the cable and back onto the needle. The physical sensation of it is just unpleasant. And I’m not a tight knitter, so I don’t think that is the problem. So unless someone makes circs where the cable and the needle are nearly the same size, I just don’t think they’re going to be for me.
But, now that I’ve proven I can knit a hat on circs, I get to go back to my preferred method and try out these amazing new DPNs I got! They’re from Indian Lake Artisans, they’re twelve glorious inches long, and I suspect I’ll love them to bits. Fingers crossed this will be the end to my quest for the perfect long DPN! Expect a full report once I get a project underway, but for now, I’m expecting good things!
And if you’re looking for the hat pattern, rest assured it will be coming out later this year (most likely early this spring if I have my way). I know lots of you are waiting for it, and I totally want to get it out for you!
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