When I first learned to knit almost 8 years ago, I started out with the usual 2 pointed sticks. Since I am an academic wanker, I had to read all I could find on knitting during this introductory phase. Interestingly, at that time I could find only a couple of authors who talked about circulars and these vigorously maintained that circular needles were the only way to go.
Have a look at this for a smile:
Looks like the Germans are going for the male knitter market.
A colleague is pregnant and I intend to do some baby knitting for her. I went to the drapers today and the cost of the pattern books is so dear.
I just read in this posting (http://www.menwhoknit.com/community/?q=node/11214) by drumpointer:
Does anyone have any experience with these needles? I'm looking for interchangeables of good quality (like Addis) but in the smaller sizes.
It's been far too long since I last posted on MWK (in fact, I couldn't remember my nic or password!). I've been busy knitting socks and in-between working on this jumper.
Here is my latest jumper. It is the Jazz Pullover from the “Simply Shetland” pattern book. It is 36 stitch x 97 row pattern repeat done on 3.25 mm needles with 2-ply Shetland wools.
This is the Gerda Pullover from the pattern book “Simply Shetland 2”. It has a lovely blue, gray, white, green colourway of 8 colours.