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Old 03-25-2009, 08:38 AM   #11
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I like magic loop because I don't get ladders like I tend to do with dpn's.
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Old 03-25-2009, 08:39 AM   #12
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I first learned about the MagicLoop here and let me tell you .. it's been a godsend.. I use it all the time when I need to do small diameter knitting.. mostly because I'm terrified of DPN's

It's like that fear of clowns ya know.. :D
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Old 03-25-2009, 10:24 AM   #13
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Only if I don't happen to have dpns in correct size. I learned knitting in the round with dpns as a child and find them much faster than ML. With dpns I don't need any stitch markers for e.g. socks, because the stitches can be arranged so that the relevant places are at the places where the needle changes into the next one. My fingers don't get at all tired when knitting with dpns but I struggle with the cable.
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Count me in as a fan of magic loop. I hated, hated, hated DPN's and could never get the hang of them, and therefore never knitted socks or anything in the round. But then I discovered magic loop, and I'm knitting in the round a LOT. Love it!
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Old 03-26-2009, 10:46 AM   #15
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I just learned magic loop last month and I love it. I'm not sure that I'll ever choose to use my dpn's again. It helped me eliminate those pesky ladders I got with dpn's.

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Old 03-30-2009, 06:00 PM   #16
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Magic loop is a personal torture, due to the length of my cable, and the terrible bumps on my needles. I'm looking for prettier needles in my city.

Still, it's quite nice magic looping, and I do advise it.
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I use the magic loop a bunch! Especially in my crocheted dolls like this guy

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Originally Posted by Valpuri View Post
Only if I don't happen to have dpns in correct size. I learned knitting in the round with dpns as a child and find them much faster than ML. With dpns I don't need any stitch markers for e.g. socks, because the stitches can be arranged so that the relevant places are at the places where the needle changes into the next one. My fingers don't get at all tired when knitting with dpns but I struggle with the cable.

this expresses just what I find when watching the magic loop... I haven't actually done it. I might if I need to, but I think it would be hard to not have gaps in there, would't it?
DPN really are ok. Don't fear them! Just do it!

with ML I can not immagine that it will be easy to get an even knitting on all stitches. You are pulling on them a lot, aren't you?
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It is my prefered method, although I do still use my DPNs occasionally...

Mommyof2andangel - how does one magic loop crochet?
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Old 06-01-2010, 01:21 PM   #20
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It is my prefered method, although I do still use my DPNs occasionally...

Mommyof2andangel - how does one magic loop crochet?

It's a completely different kind of magic loop but the same name. And I both types lol.

In knitting the magic loop helps me make socks, and in crochet it helps me make people

Here's a crochet magic loop http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnpT_IhSOJw
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