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07-24-2008, 08:30 PM
Does anyone happen to know why there seem to be no patterns to knit a doily using a circular needle instead of the double pointed needle. Like perhaps it cannot be done?
Hello all and thank you.

07-24-2008, 10:16 PM
Since doilies start out with only a few stitches, they generally start with double pointed needles, and you switch to a circular when you have enough stitches.

You could use magic loop or two circs to start. There are videos for each.

I find that starting with dpns makes it easier to follow the pattern, but that's just me.

07-24-2008, 10:30 PM
That would be my suggestion as well if you don't want to use DPNs...Magic loop is supposed to be fairly easy to learn and use. My first experience with DPNs was just plain fear but after several nights, gears turning and brains trying to process the DPN thing, I finally bit the bullet, dove in and learned.... Alot easier than it looks once you've figured out how to hold the needles. One stitch and two needles at the time is all you really have to deal with. I wish you luck and success with whichever method you choose to use.

07-25-2008, 03:20 AM

I've just recently taken up knitting doilies. I know how to use dpn's
but rarely do it because of a toddler running around :) I have been
starting all mine using the 2 circular method and switching to one
circular once there are enough stitches. I've had no problems
doing that and I'm sure magic loop would work the same! Hope
that helps :)