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Old 10-30-2007, 11:09 PM   #1
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Can I use circular needles instead of double pointed needles?
I'm trying to use double pointed needles and I'm getting very frustrated. Can I use the circular needles instead and will it turn out exactly the same? Looking forward to your answers Nadia
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:16 PM   #2
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Sort of but it depends what you're making. If the circulars are too long for the circumference you're going to have to use the Magic Loop method, or 2 circulars.
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:21 PM   #3
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I'm trying to make the "simplest cap of all" its in the hat pattern section on this site. Would the circular needles work for this?
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Old 10-30-2007, 11:27 PM   #4
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You can use circs for any project that calls for DPNs. Sometimes you have to employ the Magic Loop technique or use two circs, but the result is the same or even better as there aren't any ladders.
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Old 10-31-2007, 12:29 AM   #5
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Certainly you can use circulars for the hat pattern. You may need to look up Magic Loop or knitting with 2 circulars in the Advanced Techniques section.
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Old 10-31-2007, 01:26 AM   #6
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ok, I'll be picking up those circular needles and trying this out, thanks for your help! Nadia
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