I read how to do ML from a book and love doing it. I have made a hat, leg warmers and an ice cream cuzie with the magic loop method.
However, when I watched the video on this site I found I was not doing it the way they showed.
I divide the stitches as if on three needles. and pull the cable from the two points and the needle out that I am working with. That way no stitches are pulled and it is the same as working with dpn.
Hope that makes sense.