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Old 07-11-2008, 05:50 PM   #1
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Do you prefer DPNs or circular needles when circular knitting?
I've never tried it before (DPNs), but it seems to be easier...



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Old 07-11-2008, 06:11 PM   #2
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If possible, I always go for circulars. I hate dpns, unless I use them just to finish up a hat or something.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:40 PM   #3
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It depends I guess. I love my DPNs for sock knitting, although I haven't tried magic loop or two circs, but I like circs for hats and garments.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:49 PM   #4
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I use circular or ML to get a base going but after that I'd rather switch to DPNs if the item fits.
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Old 07-11-2008, 06:49 PM   #5
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I'm with Knitgal, love the DPNs...then I switch to circulars if the piece is large enough. It takes getting past the "Unruly Hedgehog" stage and somehow your hands and the needles become friends and it works out.
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:13 PM   #6
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For small thinks I like DPN's. I've tried magic loop a couple of times and just don't like it.
For larger garments like a sweater body or a hat I use a circular. On a hat I move it on to DPN's when necessary.
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:30 AM   #7
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I'm with Knitgal, love the DPNs...then I switch to circulars if the piece is large enough. It takes getting past the "Unruly Hedgehog" stage and somehow your hands and the needles become friends and it works out.
Yeah. . . the first fe rows on DPNs aren't fun, but then it gets going and I love them. I have a set of circs and everytime I start a project with them, I end up frogging it because I just get these big, loose, loopy sts. I hate circs. I don't know why I can't seem to get a good tension with them. It really is a bummer.
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I have a set of circs and everytime I start a project with them, I end up frogging it because I just get these big, loose, loopy sts. I hate circs. I don't know why I can't seem to get a good tension with them.
That's why I don't like circular needles: loose stitches (I end up frogging my project too).


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Old 07-12-2008, 08:38 PM   #9
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If you mean the loose sts on the cord, there's nothing wrong with that and it doesn't affect your gauge. The cord is smaller than the needles on purpose so the stitches slide easily and you can fit more on than straight needles. It's the needle tips that control the size of the stitch and has nothing to do with the sts on the cord.
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I've never liked double points, and managed to escape them forever the day I discovered magic loop.
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