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Old 09-05-2012, 04:04 PM   #1
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can a round cloth be made with magic loop
Hello

I am making coasters and want to make them round. The first one I tried gave me a tube, maybe needles too small???

Anyway, any suggestions? Can these be made magic loop style?
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:15 PM   #2
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I would think that you could modify this tutorial for magic loop: http://aly-oops.blogspot.com/2008/03...at-circle.html

What do you think?
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Here's an example of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:38 PM   #4
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Here's an example of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.
That's what the problem was before, having the right amount of increases/decreases on circular. UGH.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:43 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Here's an example of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.
I dont see a cast on number here. I have tried to adapt dpns to ML and difficult to do with some patterns.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:48 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by salmonmac View Post
Here's an example of a pattern for an ~circular coaster that is knit on dpns. It could be adapted for magic loop. The trick is in the increases so that you don't wind up knitting a tube.
SORRY!!! I see the cast ons.
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:52 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by deann View Post
I dont see a cast on number here. I have tried to adapt dpns to ML and difficult to do with some patterns.
It says cast on 6 stitches.

If you knit a tube before then it wasn't your method it was onthe increases. Were you following a pattern? If you were and other people have done it correctly you must have made a few errors.
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Old 09-05-2012, 08:21 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
It says cast on 6 stitches.

If you knit a tube before then it wasn't your method it was onthe increases. Were you following a pattern? If you were and other people have done it correctly you must have made a few errors.
No not on a pattern, I was just trying to make a round flat circle. But now I see I need to follow a pattern.

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I would think that you could modify this tutorial for magic loop: http://aly-oops.blogspot.com/2008/03...at-circle.html

What do you think?
The thing I get hung up on is when they say turn the needle and do such and such. I will try to find a round pattern that I can adapt to circular.

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If you are using any method of knitting in the round you don't have to turn unless it's specific to the pattern like short rows. So if you are knitting in the round from a flat pattern you do have to change the pattern.. For example if it says purl on the back you'd knit that row. Personally I just find a pattern that is made the way I want to begin with.
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