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01-28-2012, 07:43 PM
I have a lot of trouble knitting with dpn can I substitute circular needles in any pattern calling for dpn? Do I need to make any adjustments to the pattern? Thanks:help:
01-28-2012, 07:59 PM
Yes, the needles are just a tool, you can usually just switch which tool. You may have to use magic loop or single loop if the item is too small to fit around a longer circ. Or even use 2 circulars as if they were long flexible dpns. Videos for all that are on the Advanced Techniques page, and here's one (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyd0BkKC8tU) for single loop.
01-29-2012, 01:29 PM
Magic loop is wonderful and I love it for everything but socks, IMHO. They have several videos here and on YouTube to demonstrate how to do this.