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Old 01-26-2010, 04:55 PM   #11
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Most of the time if you buy a long enough circular and you want to do a smaller diameter project, you can just do magic loop and can forego the straights.
I'm looking it up now, but what is a magic loop?? Must not have needed to do that in any project yet (only made 3 things though so still VERY new)
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:01 PM   #12
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Never mind, just found the video. I was doing this anyway, just didn't know it had a name...
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Old 01-26-2010, 05:20 PM   #13
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Once you go circular you'll never go back :o) I almost exclusively use circs because:
1) they don't bother others around you, especially good on a plane or in any situation where you are sitting very close to someone
2) I can twist one into the center of the loop, thereby avoiding dropping stitches
3) I never lose a needle :o)
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Old 01-26-2010, 07:00 PM   #14
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Absolutely you can use a circular needle to knit flat. I don't use straights at all anymore, even a 10" is too awkward to handle.
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