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Circular needle length please?

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Firstly I have been using circulars for 'straight' knitting for some time and love them!
I have found a lovely sweater pattern on here (called Amused) which is knitted in the round and from top down (2 new areas for me)
It says 32" length needle on pattern but this is less than my ample chest!
How do I estimate needle length please.
Many thanks.
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What a gorgeous sweater.It is knit on aran weight yarn which takes up more room on the needle than lighter weight. I usually use a 24 or 32 inch needle for most of my top down knitting up to size 40. However I always have another needle with a longer cord so I can try the project on as I go. I knit off half the sweater before taking off sleeves and again if shaping waist. This is where interchangables come in handy. If possible have more than one length cord. Also you will have a lot less stitches when you put your sleeves on Hold, so again two different cord lengths might be best.
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