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Old 06-15-2008, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hi there! I'm in a swap on ravelry and my partner wants to try magic loop for toe up socks. I don't magic loop myself, lol-prefer dpns. So my question is, what size addi's do I purchase and can anyone recommend a book?
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:00 PM   #2
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I am about to try magic loop for the first time and have been told to use a circular needle with a long flexible cable. I have heard that a 32" cable is good as it gives pleanty of manouverability. Obviously the sizze of the needle tip will deend on the sock yarn guage requirements.
I am going to be using an online pattern and will probably be doing top-down so i'm afraid i can't help with a book.
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Old 06-15-2008, 04:54 PM   #3
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Tarrentella Starting June 24th there is an online socks knitting class that is being done using skype here is the link to the thread her on knitting help http://knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=80586
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Old 06-15-2008, 05:10 PM   #4
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here is a video for learning ML ( its right here on KH) and how I learned to ML knit. Scroll down to ML.

http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques

Then to do my first sock Katknit ( a member here) gave me the link to her sock recipe for ML here:

http://danceswithwool.wordpress.com/.../04/on-a-tear/


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Here's how I learned - it's a great little booklet:

http://www.knitpicks.com/The+Magic+Loop_BD30340.html

32 inch circulars are good to use - you want a lot of cable with ML. It's a great technique!

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