Pony Fixed Circular Rosewood Knitting Needles can be used for flat knitting, as well as knitting in the round. At the end of each row, just switch the needles around as you would with normal straight needles. Your project sits in your lap as you work, instead of hanging off the needles - much easier for larger heavier items. Circular needles also allow you to knit 'tube' projects in the round such as socks, cowls, hats - anything you fancy really! Please note that the options given represent the length from needle tip to tip and not the cable itself.