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deann
09-05-2012, 04:04 PM
Hello

I am making coasters and want to make them round. The first one I tried gave me a tube, maybe needles too small???

Anyway, any suggestions? Can these be made magic loop style?

Antares
09-05-2012, 07:15 PM
I would think that you could modify this tutorial for magic loop: http://aly-oops.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-knit-flat-circle.html

What do you think?

salmonmac
09-05-2012, 07:34 PM
Here's an example (http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/09/spiral-coaster.html) of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.

deann
09-05-2012, 07:38 PM
Here's an example (http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/09/spiral-coaster.html) of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.

That's what the problem was before, having the right amount of increases/decreases on circular. UGH.

deann
09-05-2012, 07:43 PM
Here's an example (http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/09/spiral-coaster.html) of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.

I dont see a cast on number here. I have tried to adapt dpns to ML and difficult to do with some patterns.

deann
09-05-2012, 07:48 PM
Here's an example (http://christineolsonoriginals.blogspot.com/2009/09/spiral-coaster.html) of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.

SORRY!!! I see the cast ons.

Jan in CA
09-05-2012, 07:52 PM
I dont see a cast on number here. I have tried to adapt dpns to ML and difficult to do with some patterns.

It says cast on 6 stitches.

If you knit a tube before then it wasn't your method it was onthe increases. Were you following a pattern? If you were and other people have done it correctly you must have made a few errors.

deann
09-05-2012, 08:21 PM
It says cast on 6 stitches.

If you knit a tube before then it wasn't your method it was onthe increases. Were you following a pattern? If you were and other people have done it correctly you must have made a few errors.

No not on a pattern, I was just trying to make a round flat circle. But now I see I need to follow a pattern.

THANKS EVERYONE.

deann
09-05-2012, 08:23 PM
I would think that you could modify this tutorial for magic loop: http://aly-oops.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-knit-flat-circle.html

What do you think?

The thing I get hung up on is when they say turn the needle and do such and such. I will try to find a round pattern that I can adapt to circular.

thanks.

Jan in CA
09-05-2012, 08:29 PM
If you are using any method of knitting in the round you don't have to turn unless it's specific to the pattern like short rows. So if you are knitting in the round from a flat pattern you do have to change the pattern.. For example if it says purl on the back you'd knit that row. Personally I just find a pattern that is made the way I want to begin with. :lol:

deann
09-05-2012, 08:39 PM
If you are using any method of knitting in the round you don't have to turn unless it's specific to the pattern like short rows. So if you are knitting in the round from a flat pattern you do have to change the pattern.. For example if it says purl on the back you'd knit that row. Personally I just find a pattern that is made the way I want to begin with. :lol:

NO it's in the pattern. To turn the needle in the middle of the row. it's confusing on circs

suzeeq
09-05-2012, 08:55 PM
If it's the spiral coaster linked to earlier I don't see where it says to turn.

Jan in CA
09-05-2012, 09:27 PM
If it's the spiral coaster linked to earlier I don't see where it says to turn.

I think she must be doing the one Antares posted.

It's meant to be done flat for a few rows then put on DPN (or done with another circular method.) If you intend to use magic loop I would put markers between the stitches that would normally be on the DPN. Then ot will be easy to know where you are.

deann
09-05-2012, 11:59 PM
I would think that you could modify this tutorial for magic loop: http://aly-oops.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-knit-flat-circle.html

What do you think?

I started on this one. Once I get to the 21st row what do I do??

deann
09-06-2012, 12:00 AM
I think she must be doing the one Antares posted.

It's meant to be done flat for a few rows then put on DPN (or done with another circular method.) If you intend to use magic loop I would put markers between the stitches that would normally be on the DPN. Then ot will be easy to know where you are.

great idea, i will do that.

deann
09-06-2012, 12:01 AM
I think she must be doing the one Antares posted.

It's meant to be done flat for a few rows then put on DPN (or done with another circular method.) If you intend to use magic loop I would put markers between the stitches that would normally be on the DPN. Then ot will be easy to know where you are.

The spiral one is confusing. What happens after 21 rows...AND it says to cast 6, 2 on each need, but use 5 dpns. that would be 10

Jan in CA
09-06-2012, 01:32 AM
The spiral one is confusing. What happens after 21 rows...AND it says to cast 6, 2 on each need, but use 5 dpns. that would be 10

You need to give more info. I'm not even sure what pattern you're doing so I can't help on part of your question.

I can say...10 what? DPN? It doesn't mean that, but tell us what pattern we can help more.

deann
09-06-2012, 01:42 AM
You need to give more info. I'm not even sure what pattern you're doing so I can't help on part of your question.

I can say...10 what? DPN? It doesn't mean that, but tell us what pattern we can help more.

So sorry. I found a pattern link, I pasted it below. I think the problem is the increases if I try to do magic loop. Please let me know what you think. Thank you for patience!

http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/swirl.html

Jan in CA
09-06-2012, 01:52 AM
So sorry. I found a pattern link, I pasted it below. I think the problem is the increases if I try to do magic loop. Please let me know what you think. Thank you for patience!

http://www.groupepp.com/dishbout/kpatterns/swirl.html

There is no row 21. And it says a set of 5 needles is better...how does that make 10? 5 needles would be 4 holding stitches and one to work them. I thought you wanted magic loop??

salmonmac
09-06-2012, 04:42 AM
The spiral one is confusing. What happens after 21 rows...AND it says to cast 6, 2 on each need, but use 5 dpns. that would be 10
Just to clarify on the spiral pattern, it calls for size 5 dpns. After row 21 you work one row of plain knit and then bind off using the size 8 dpns.
https://www.box.com/shared/iac4gxtq8d

suzeeq
09-06-2012, 08:43 AM
You're confusing this Octagon swirl pattern with the other one. The Octagon says to use a set of size 5 dpns with 5 needles, you CO 8 stitches not 6, so you would still put 2 sts on the 4 working needles. If you're using magic loop you ignore that part though. CO all your stitches, pull the cord out between them so you have 4 sts on each part of the cord (or 3 sts if you use the one where you CO 6 stitches). Then you take one of the tips in your right hand to join the sts and work the first round.

fatoldladyinpjs
09-07-2012, 09:05 AM
One thing that might help you is to check out tutorials or patterns for top down hats. It's the same principle, knitting in the round. With those hats you keep increasing, which you'd have to do with the coasters, and it comes out lying flat. When you stop increasing and knit straight, the sides come in and it's the straight down sides of the hat. If following hat directions, you would stop when it gets to the size you want. I would suggest pulling the tail on the first round or two to close the hole.

Have you tried crochet for the coasters? In making a hat in crochet, you crochet in a circle. You keep increasing. It looks like a flat plate. You stop increasing at a certain point to make the hat curve inward and downward. I think crochet would be better for something like this.