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Old 06-21-2009, 06:42 PM   #1
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Portuguese Knitting - in the round? Magic Loop?
Hi, I just taught myself to knit a couple weeks ago, after having tried a couple yrs. ago and giving up. I finally settled into Portuguese knitting...it seemed the only way that 'clicked' with me.

So now I've hit a snag. I wanted to knit a scarf in the round and watched the videos on Magic Loop. But when I tried it with Portuguese knitting, it just didn't work. Maybe I did something wrong. Maybe you just can't use Magic Loop with Portuguese knitting. (Well, two socks on one long circular works so far, at least the cast on).

So any of you who knit Portuguese style, is there any way to knit in the round or Magic Loop?
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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I did a search and I didnčt find anyone who did portuguese knitting with magic loop ( not to say it doesnčt happen!) I think you may want to try Double points for small round knitting, it may be easier?
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Thanks, I appreciate your research...I was afraid the answer would be dpn's. I much prefer circulars. Maybe I can figure it out on my own!
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Old 06-22-2009, 02:48 PM   #4
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I tried doing magic loop with english knitting and hated it! i would way rather use Dpns..well i think cause I havent tried them yet! hehe... Have you done magic loop before? People seem to love or hate it...
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Yeah, I tried Magic Loop first with Portuguese style and when that didn't work I tried the English method. I was having a little trouble getting that first stitch tight, but I'm sure that comes with practice. I just don't like using the English method. So after a couple rnds I frogged it. I haven't given up yet!
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Old 06-22-2009, 03:09 PM   #6
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Yeah portuguese knitting is cool...Do you use the pinned method? I am trying to decide if i like continental better than english right now!
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No, I didn't want to pin holes in my clothing so I loop the yarn through a small stitch holder and hook that on the front of my shirt. Works great.
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Old 06-22-2009, 06:55 PM   #8
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You might send a private message to user "G J", she knits this way.


I went and found a thread from here at KH about this with some links to useful information. LINK
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Thanks Marigold, I found that thread too. That site with the patterns is interesting, but it doesn't say what needles are used or what methods are used.

I've looked at all the youtube videos on Portuguese knitting too. I'm surprised there isn't more info. I'm wondering now how many more problems I'm going to run into trying to follow patterns.
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Have you tried it with 2 circulars? That may work better...
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