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Old 09-01-2007, 06:00 PM   #1
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Finally tried dpns
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
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:05 PM   #2
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Good for you! I usually like dpns better than circs for things like sock knitting. I do like magic loop, though, when I need to try the item on.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:09 PM   #3
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i really adore dpns. i learned on them as a kid, and found them pretty easy to pick back up when i started knitting socks a couple of years ago. there is something about knitting with four or five needles that makes me feel SO accomplished, lol.
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Old 09-01-2007, 06:09 PM   #4
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Good point Vendie about trying things on...I'll have to remember that as I start my first SLEEVED sweater - Thanks
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:02 PM   #5
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Good job! Now you just have to throw in a cabled sock and you can have a pointy sharp cable needle in there too!
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Old 09-01-2007, 07:50 PM   #6
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I love DPNs! They feel so, so, so historical. I feel a link to knitters of the past (which are different than knitters with a past).
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I prefer circulars, but it's good to know how to use dpns too. Different patterns need different techniques.
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I prefer DPN's. I just knit a pair of socks on 2 cirs and hated it. I'm sticking with DPN's.
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Old 09-01-2007, 08:29 PM   #9
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YarnLady - I totally understand the historical connection feeling - and I love that picture!
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Originally Posted by Mulderknitter View Post
Good job! Now you just have to throw in a cabled sock and you can have a pointy sharp cable needle in there too!
Yikes!
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