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Old 01-13-2009, 05:13 PM   #1
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Which is easier?
Hi everyone,

I'd appreciate your opinion. Which do you think is easier--knitting in the round on 2 circs, or magic loop?

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Old 01-13-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Marria View Post
Hi everyone,

I'd appreciate your opinion. Which do you think is easier--knitting in the round on 2 circs, or magic loop?

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There is no clear answer to this. It's personal preference. What is easier for one person is harder for another. You really need to test them both to see which you prefer. I can do both, but prefer 2 circs.
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I can't say which is better, but just figured out how to do magic loop and think it's a great trick! Who comes up with this stuff, anyway? LOL
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Old 01-13-2009, 08:27 PM   #4
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I'm a magic looper and use it for other round knitting too. I got tired of getting poked with and dropping double points!
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I can do magic loop but I don't like it. I've never tried two circulars.

I think double pointed needles are easy and like that method just fine!
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I really like using 2 circs, however, I've never tried ML. I can use dpns, but I prefer 2 ircs.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:22 PM   #7
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ML, I always go into ML when doing 2 circs.
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Who comes up with this stuff, anyway? LOL
I did, sorta about 30 years ago. No, I didn't popularize it, but one day I was trying to do 30 sts or so on 29" needles (about all that was readily available then) and looped out the cords on my needles. I also figured this out Modified Magic Loop
somewhere along the line too. Now I use the halfaloop method (tm pending) to knit hats on 24" needles. Very handy technique.
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Originally Posted by newamy View Post
I can do magic loop but I don't like it. I've never tried two circulars.

I think double pointed needles are easy and like that method just fine!
yeah that
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I, too, think it's personal preference. I believe I tried 2 circs a while back, but decided to stick with ML b/c it was more cost effective for me. This was one of the main reasons I gave hubby that I "needed" my Knit Picks Options! LOL I didn't want to have to have 2 sets of the same size circs every time I wanted to do a small diameter project.
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