View Poll Results: Reading the scenario below, which would you prefer?
I would not want to be bothered with re-arranging stitches. 7 36.84%
I don't mind re-arranging the stitches. 12 63.16%
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Old 05-19-2008, 08:53 PM   #1
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need opinion from magic loopers (not how-to)
if you were reading a pattern intended for magic loop in the round, would you be put off it you had to re-arrange the stitches once per 8-row repeat in order to accommodate a pattern, for instance, like a 4+1 repeat where on the first pattern row, you need 64 sts on one needle and 65 on the other to accommodate the +1, but on the next pattern row, you need the 65 to be on the first needle and 64 on the other because the +1 is in the beginning.

if this is offputting to you, would you rather see 65 on both sides so that way the 4+1 works on each needle individually, but then creates a barely-noticeable-because-of-the-pattern (but I notice it) extra stitch in between needles?
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:10 AM   #2
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I don't quite know how to work it out, but if there's that many stitches, can't you use one circular? A 16 or 24" ought to handle 130 sts pretty well...
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:20 AM   #3
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it's actually a sock, i was using random numbers divisible by 4, sorry!
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Old 05-20-2008, 12:32 AM   #4
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Okay, I wondered if that was the actual stitch number, or if you were just giving an example. Have you searched to see if others have done the same pattern to see what they did?
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it's actually my pattern i'm submitting for publication. however, during sock wars, the magic loopers had to adjust stitches once per repeat and no one seemed to mind. a friend of mine suggested it might be too much...
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Old 05-20-2008, 02:58 AM   #6
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I don't mind rearranging stitches, but once every eight repeats (if I read it right) might be too much.

Magic loop is my favorite sock method now.
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I don't magic loop (I'm a 2 circ girl) but I would hate to have to rearrange stitches at all, let alone that often. Maybe that's why I don't ML....
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Wouldn't bother me, might some others. I say write your pattern the way you want and people can either choose to make it or not.
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I wouldn't mind rearranging the stitches because it is so easy to do on magic loop, that is if the rearrangement happens where the cable is looped. It would seem easier on ML then on any other method. Good luck on your design.
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I wouldn't mind rearranging the stitches. I've had to do that before, and with magic loop it's no big deal to readjust the stitches.
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