“Baby hats, gloves, sleeves, socks—they’re all too small to knit in the round with the standard 16-inch circular needle. Traditionally these items have been worked on short double-pointed needles. However, what is a circular needle but a double-ended needle with a bit of flex in the middle? Two circular needles (two 24-inch optimally, but a 16-inch and 24-inch will do) can easily be used to knit small circumferences, and in a much more comfortable fashion than the usual stack of three or four sticks.”

Accompanying Project: Christmas Stocking

Creative Knitting, November 2008, Volume 30, No. 6