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Old 12-27-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Is there such a thing as small circular loop with large knitting needles?
For instance, like a US 10 8" circular? It appears that all the very small circulars are also small in needles size (00, 0, 1, 2, etc). It seems to me it is perfectly possible to manufacture a larger size needle like a 10 on a small circular loop. Anybody know of something like this? (I know DPNS are an option, just curious about the world of circular needles)

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Old 12-27-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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There are some 9" circulars, but usually in smaller sizes I think. Many people don't like to use such short ones because the needle tips are smaller than on regular circs.

You don't need to use either dpns or short circs; look at the Advanced techniques page for videos on Magic Loop and knitting with 2 circulars for small items.
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Old 12-27-2010, 03:23 PM   #3
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Sue, thank you! That's exactly what I was looking for!
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There's also a single loop variation of the ML where you only have one loop and it doesn't need as long a needle.
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Old 12-27-2010, 11:13 PM   #5
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Double points are a pain. I, too, use the magic loop method with circulars. I use circulars for everything, knitting in the round and straight back and forth knitting. I'm not losing needles inside the sofa anymore.
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