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deann 09-05-2012 04:04 PM

can a round cloth be made with magic loop
 
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...at-circle.html

What do you think?

salmonmac 09-05-2012 07:34 PM

Here's an example 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

Quote:

Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1355764)
Here's an example 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

Quote:

Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1355764)
Here's an example 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

Quote:

Originally Posted by salmonmac (Post 1355764)
Here's an example 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

Quote:

Originally Posted by deann (Post 1355769)
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

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Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1355771)
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

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Originally Posted by Antares (Post 1355758)
I would think that you could modify this tutorial for magic loop: http://aly-oops.blogspot.com/2008/03...at-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:


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