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Old 09-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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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?
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:23 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 09-05-2012, 08:29 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #5
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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.
NO it's in the pattern. To turn the needle in the middle of the row. it's confusing on circs
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:55 PM   #6
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If it's the spiral coaster linked to earlier I don't see where it says to turn.
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Old 09-07-2012, 09:05 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 09-05-2012, 11:59 PM   #8
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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?
I started on this one. Once I get to the 21st row what do I do??
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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.
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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.
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