Your question: Can you knit sleeves flat?

Can you knit sleeves on straight needles?

Fortunately, you can knit a tube open on both ends using straight needles for the entire project. You may want to use a cable needle or DPN to help with casting on and off, but this is up to you. Some say that tubular knitting on straight needles is impossible. Actually, anyone can do it.

Can you use circular needles instead of double pointed?

Yes, circular needles are a great alternative to double pointed in many cases. In fact, many knitters prefer to use circular needles over DPNs for a number of reasons. I learned to knit in the round using double pointed needles myself & still use them for certain projects.

What needles to use to knit sleeves?

For sleeves, I love a 12″ (30cm) circular needle, but you may find that for larger sleeves it’s more comfortable to begin the sleeve on a 16″ (40 cm) circular needle and transition to a smaller circular needle as you begin decreasing the sleeve.

What size needles for double pointed sleeves?

What Needle to Use Cheat Sheet

Project Type Double-Pointed Two circulars or Magic Loop
Wider sleeves, yokes (16” circumference, > 6” diameter) ✔︎
Sweater body ✔︎
Flat projects worked center-out, while ✔︎ ✔︎
Flat projects worked center-out, while > 6” in diameter ✔︎
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