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more needle questions [Mar. 10th, 2008|10:34 am]
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[bungalow10]
So I'm knitting my first longies and coming up on the legs. I have size 8 DPNs, but I'm a little intimidated... should I suck it up and learn to knit circular on the DPNs or should I search for 12" size 8 circulars?



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[User Picture]From: nevergivingaway
2008-03-10 03:48 pm (UTC)
LEarn to use the DPN!!

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[User Picture]From: nevergivingaway
2008-03-10 03:48 pm (UTC)
What colorway is that - I love it!
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[User Picture]From: bungalow10
2008-03-10 03:53 pm (UTC)
will do. I just needed someone to tell me.

The only 12" needles I can find are metal, and I don't like metal needles.
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[User Picture]From: nevergivingaway
2008-03-10 04:13 pm (UTC)
Me either. I have some plastic ones that I use for my legs.

Hypocrite, eh?

(In my defense, I CAN use DPN - I just prefer the circs. Hahaha!)
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[User Picture]From: dontcryforme
2008-03-10 04:45 pm (UTC)
I say circ it. The 12" are so much quicker. That being said, it is good to know HOW to DPN.
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[User Picture]From: bungalow10
2008-03-10 04:49 pm (UTC)
any idea where I can get wood or bamboo 12" circs?
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-03-10 05:30 pm (UTC)
i've only seen plastic or aluminum. the addi turbos are very nice.
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[User Picture]From: bio_stilettoes
2008-03-11 01:25 am (UTC)
addi does make wooden/bamboo ones... they're called Natura as opposed to Turbo. :)
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-03-10 05:30 pm (UTC)
I started out using DPNs, then got 12 in circs, then learned the magic loop and never looked back! i do both legs at the same time.
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[User Picture]From: bungalow10
2008-03-10 05:32 pm (UTC)
tell me about this magic loop? what size needles does it take and would it be a good way to learn, or should I master the other way first?
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-03-10 05:40 pm (UTC)
http://www.knittinghelp.com/videos/advanced-techniques

I wish i'd not been intimidated of it before. it is really handy, and i don't have to count rows to make sure the legs are even or potentially drop stitches where the dpns meet.
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[User Picture]From: bungalow10
2008-03-10 05:43 pm (UTC)
so you use one long circ to knit both legs at the same time?
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-03-10 05:44 pm (UTC)
that's right. you basically hold it in half and pull a loop out on the non-needle side.
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[User Picture]From: bungalow10
2008-03-10 05:47 pm (UTC)
I've been watching the video (although I'm at work and can't use sound)... what size circ would you need to do this? I think I'll order the needle today....
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[User Picture]From: janaya
2008-03-10 05:48 pm (UTC)
i use either 40in or 47in. it's also an AWESOME way to knit socks!
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