First off, congratulations to emilygum, this month’s blog winner! We will contact you via Ravelry to arrange for the delivery of your prize, your choice of Jumbo Birch knitting needles or crochet hook.
We’ve had a lot of customers ask us when 9” fixed circular needles would be added to the Knitter’s Pride lineup - if this is something that you’ve been anxiously awaiting, you are in luck! We’ve added 9” circumference needles to our Dreamz and Nova Platina lines in a variety of sizes, and they should be arriving at an LYS near you this fall (click here to see what else is new for this fall!).
Many knitters prefer to use 9” fixed circular needles to knit projects such as sleeves, socks, preemie hats and doll clothes, but did you know that they are also excellent for swatching in the round?
If you’re a fan of knitting seamless projects in the round, it’s best to also knit your initial swatch in the round as well, instead of knitting a swatch flat as many of us do. This is because purling on the wrong side can affect your flat swatch gauge differently than if you were to knit your stockinette swatch in the round, because you would only be working a knit stitch on the right side.
The above swatch project uses our 9” Nova Platina fixed circular needles and a skein of Kraemer Jane yarn.
Everything fits neatly in our new Amber fabric and vinyl zipper pouch, which is perfect for small projects such as this. The Amber bag shown here is part of our new line of hand-printed fabric bags for fall. This zipper pouch keeps your project safe while on-the-go, and it’s easy to see what’s inside because of the clear vinyl side!
Click here to see the variety of shapes, sizes, styles and prints which will be arriving at an LYS near you this fall.