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Old 12-07-2006, 06:29 PM   #11
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I like two circs for sleeves that are attached to sweaters. I can flip the sleeve back and forth rather than have to spin the entire sweater as I would on dpns.
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Old 12-08-2006, 04:35 PM   #12
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Magic Loop is less combersome for me. I knit almost at the same pace as I do on circs or straights. I NEVER will have to go from circs to DPNS again. At first, it seemed odd, but by the 5th or so round, I got into the zone, and zoomed from there. I think ML is perfect for clumsy knitters like me who fear a loss of an eye due to DPNS based on previous experience or a DPN sticking out an ear or nose cavity.
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Old 12-10-2006, 08:51 AM   #13
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I'm hooked, I love magic loop. The only problem was the join. I did not think that it looked as invisable as on dpn when I took the first and last stitch and transposed them. No matter how hard I pulled the first stitch it was still noticable. So I just transposed the first and last stitch on the magic loop before I started my first round. Now you can't see the join at all. Now I have a problem of remembering where the first stitch is to keep track of my rows. I tried to put a marker on but somehow it keeps falling off without me noticing and I don't want to look for the tail everytime because that won't make me to remember to mark the row. Any suggestions?
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Old 12-10-2006, 11:28 AM   #14
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I have been using dpns and doing just fine with them, but I can see how you might want to do ML if you were carrying your knitting around a lot. I carried mine yesterday and I kept worrying one of my size 2 bamboo dpn's might break if I didn't pack them in carefully....

Hmm... maybe I'll try it on my next project.

Not that I am anywhere close to this level of proficiency, but for future reference: can you do 2 socks one inside the other like you can with dpn's?
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:11 PM   #15
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I did not know that you could do two socks at once with DPN. I have never made socks but I am doing two sleeves. Can I do two sleeves at once with magic loop?
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:21 PM   #16
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Re: magic loop
Originally Posted by candy
I did not know that you could do two socks at once with DPN. I have never made socks but I am doing two sleeves. Can I do two sleeves at once with magic loop?
Yes, you can do one inside the other by using double knitting (not that I've done it, but I do know it's possible). The uncoupling of the socks is a well-known parlor trick. You can also work two socks (or sleeves) side-by-side. This link should give you an idea of how to position your work on the needles.
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Old 12-10-2006, 12:44 PM   #17
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That is great, I book marked it so I can try it next time. I am too chicken to try it now because I just learnt magic loop and I might get confused.
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