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Old 08-20-2009, 09:52 PM   #11
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You just put all the sts on the circ and pull out the loops. If the pattern has you do something at the beg or end of a needle, you can put markers on the circ where the separate dpns would be. But if it says something about moving sts from one needle to another, you don't need to. That's for when a dec would use a st from both needles and with a long circ, there's no split. Or if there is, pull the cord out between other sts and make the loop there, the sts don't have to be divided exactly in half.
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Old 08-21-2009, 12:13 PM   #12
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It's all 'knitting-in-the-round". So whether you knit in-the-round with dpns, or on two circs, or on one lonnnng circ (for magic loop)...the results is the same. Round knitting.

I personally like knitting in-the-round on two circs.

Sock knitters may have a different preference. I don't knit socks.

I detest dpn's. Magic Loop is nice! But I prefer the 2-circs method of knitting in-the-round.

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Old 08-22-2009, 10:07 AM   #13
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Another place to look for needles is your thrift store. If you are lucky and have a good one (for knitting supplies) you can often find all kinds of needles there. My recent score was 2 pair of Addi size 6 turbo needles for $3.99 total. I got a small bag of circs for $2.99, about five pair. I've gotten 75% of my needles at my local thrift store. All kinds too, dpns, circ and straight. And now I have a ton of needles and haven't had to buy for the project again, which I did last year when I was just starting.

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Old 08-22-2009, 11:03 AM   #14
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Lucky! I never find knitting stuff at the thrift store.

I actually like knitting with DPNs. I get bored easily so I'll usually do one sock on DPNs (which is really my favorite) and one on ML. Sometimes I use 2 circs just to be different. If you're trying to save money you can definitely start without DPNS. KnitPicks is very affordable and I love their stuff. I got one pair of the new needles and I'm not crazy about them. I prefer the nickel-plated over those or the Harmonies. I tend to knit tightly and they're nice and slippery.
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