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Old 06-22-2009, 09:40 PM   #11
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No I haven't tried two circulars because I don't have two circulars that are the same size. I have a whole set of 60" long circulars. That's why I thought the Magic Loop would be great for me.
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Old 06-23-2009, 12:36 PM   #12
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I read that if you use two circs that are close in size in won't fudge the gauge..... It seems like a really easy way to do small knitting without dpns ( buying more stuff)...
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Old 06-23-2009, 01:21 PM   #13
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That's interesting. I don't have very many 24" circulars though. I have one each of US 8, 5, and 4. And zero money right now.

I do have almost an entire set of 16" circulars US 3 - 15. Are they too small for small hats and tubular scarfs?

What do you think I could do in-the-round with what I have?
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Old 06-23-2009, 03:29 PM   #14
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Well I just watched the video on using two circular needles for small diameter knitting. And she said that you cannot use two different sized needles. One half of the work would be a different gauge because the work doesn't alternate between the needles as it does when you use dpn's.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:36 PM   #15
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Okay after all this conversation, I again tried Magic Loop with Portuguese style knitting and it worked perfectly!

I have no idea what I was doing last time. I guess sometimes you just need to put it down and take a break, then try again. Before when I tried to pull that first stitch tight, it pulled tight all the way to my neck! And then I couldn't see what I was doing. Anyway it simply works like normal if you just do it right.

I thank you all for your input and suggestions, I actually learned a lot.

Now back to my tubular scarf!
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Old 06-23-2009, 06:33 PM   #16
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The 16" circs would be fine for hats and tubular scarves, also for sleeves of adult sweaters (except at the lower arm/wrist area).
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It's super-easy, work inside out!
In Portuguese Knitting the purl stitch is the easiest and most used. Circular Knitting is worked inside out, so instead of knitting every round, you purl every row. I hope it may have helped you! I use the magic loop too, or 2 circulars, but remember, instead of knitting, you purl!
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Portugese style knitting rocks!
Thank you Tia, for bringing this to my attention, and to Merigold for the thread link. I'm simply captivated by Portugese knitting.

I've spent the past hour learning this style knitting and it's been much, much faster for me.

I just had to thank you ladies!

Back to my practicing my new knitting skill!
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