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Old 07-13-2008, 10:06 AM   #21
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Again, do you mean the stitches stretch out on the cord loose, or that they sit loose on the cord? If it's that they sit loose, that's normal and has no effect on stitch size, they'll turn out as even as those knit on dpns.
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Old 07-13-2008, 08:15 PM   #22
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It's important to use the right tool for the project.
That's why I'm using DPN's for this project.

So...before you make the final decision on whether or not you like circulars in general, do try a project or two on the proper size and see what you think.
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Old 07-14-2008, 07:58 AM   #23
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I've used DPN, Magic Loop, and 2 circs. I'll take ML or 2 circs over DPN any day!
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Old 07-14-2008, 09:00 AM   #24
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For larger things, circulars (like ths skirt I'm making now) but for smaller dpn, I don't like the cable to be small either, it hurts my wrists...
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:16 AM   #25
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I prefer circulars if I can get away with it. I'll even use circulars instead of regular straight needles for projects especially while traveling because they wrap up easily without the need for point protectors.

For fun, Is there a way we can turn this into a poll?

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Old 07-20-2008, 03:26 AM   #26
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I love my DPNs and find that I can knit faster using them, but that is just because I am used to them. When knitting larger project I use Circulars. Have completely stopped using straight needles, use circulars for everything.
At the moment I am making a sock for my 2 year old using DK wool using a 32inch circular (the only needle I had in the size I needed) so forced to use the magic loop method. and it works well so with a bit more practice I will probably get faster.
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