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anise 01-02-2005 11:56 AM

Denise interchangeables for magic loop knitting?
Does anyone know if the cords on the denise needles are thin enough for magic loop knittig?

thanks :)

amy 01-08-2005 04:53 PM

Good question.

I wish I knew, but I haven't used that set. Anyone else know??

I just got the new set of Boye interchangeables, which have a thin cord that looks like it would be great for ML, but the cord is actually pretty stiff, and doesn't bend nearly as well as a standard circular needle I own. It works, but not much better than the fat old cords that came with the old set!


Hildegard_von_Knittin 01-11-2005 12:45 AM

ooo what's magic loop knitting???????

amy 01-11-2005 01:04 AM

Welcome Hildegard_von_Knittin!

I don't know which I like better, your name or your avatar! Hmmm, your name I think. :) FYI, if the "g" got cut-off by accident, and not on purpose, I can adjust your username if you want.

Magic loop is a how you can do small-diameter circular knitting, with a single large cable needle. You can make the finger of a glove, using a 30 inch circular needle! There's a video on it in the advanced techniques section. ...I don't think I'll ever switch from using my DPN's for small-diameter knitting, but there's something satisfying about owning a set of interchangeable circular needles, that can literally do it all!


anise 01-11-2005 11:54 AM

Thanks Amy. I think i'm going to go ahead and buy the Denise anyway and just buy a separate needle if/when i ever need to do magic lopp knitting. I live in TExas; it ain't like i'm going to be knitting gloves very often :)

Hildegard_von_Knittin 01-11-2005 09:54 PM

OKay, I think i will have to try it! I avoid DPNs at all costs, because I always start knitting inside-out, realize what I'm doing, and have to rip it out and start again (hence why I have 3 half-pairs of gloves finished... i keep telling myself "it's just the pattern..... it's just the pattern... you're not doing anything wrong!!!) :roll:

My name is kind of a joke, but unless you're acquainted with medieval female composers, it doesn't make sense... Hildegard von Bingen was an composer/abess/mystic in the 1100s; so I was trying to rhyme "Bingen" and "Knittin"

ladyindica2000 01-11-2005 10:04 PM

I own the Denise set and I love love love them!!! I have never done Magic Loop Knitting, but the cords on the Denise are thin and very pliable. I would imagine they would be ok... but don't quote me. Either way, they are the best thing since sliced bread!!! :)


amy 01-12-2005 12:38 AM

It sounds like the Denise set might work well. Anise, if you get them, let us know!

Hildegard. I've heard this many times, that people will rip out their "inside out" circular knitting. You don't need to rip it out! You just turn it right side out, and you're back in business! (I need to mention this in the circular knitting section. It's a common problem.)


Hildegard_von_Knittin 01-12-2005 08:11 PM

Well don't I have to rip it out if I'm making a thumb or finger that's already attached to the glove or mitten? If i was just knitting a random tube it wouldn't matter, but if it's already connected I can't turn it inside out, right?

amy 01-12-2005 11:11 PM

Ahhhhhh, yes, I see what you're saying. Doh! That's a drag, to have that happen! No quick-fix there, indeed!

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