Since I didn't have dpns when I started knitting, but had an Addi Turbo Lace circular 32" (being clueless in a yarn shop on vacation - this is what they sold me - I lucked out as I think it made my learning to knit much easier), I learned to do small circumference circular knitting with Amy's magic loop video. Then I got the Options set and could do magic loop no matter what size needle I needed. DPNs intimidated me - just the sight of all those needles fighting with each other (in my mind). Well ... I picked some up this weekend and tried them - and absolutely love using them
I find them much easier and less "fussy" than the magic loop. Who knew?!? (well, I guess a lot of YOU did!
) So now I have another tool in my arsenal