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Poor Luci
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Posted - 08/16/2006 :  09:15:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit Poor Luci's Homepage  Send Poor Luci a Yahoo! Message Send Poor Luci a Private Message
This may sound like a silly question but I was wpndering if it was possible to use the two circ method for hats like you do for socks. I am really tired of using DPN and one circ. Has anyone tried this and does it work?

KellyKnits
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Posted - 08/16/2006 :  09:17:07 AM  Show Profile  Visit KellyKnits's Homepage Send KellyKnits a Private Message
yep you can do it
I've done it with baby hats

Kelly
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kbshee
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Posted - 08/16/2006 :  09:22:22 AM  Show Profile Send kbshee a Private Message
I use two circs for any type of in the round knitting that I possibly can do, so yes, you can! The one thing I've tried that it doesn't work for is in the round entrelac (ie the market squares bag).

kim in oregon
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knottyknitter
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Posted - 08/16/2006 :  09:31:03 AM  Show Profile  Visit knottyknitter's Homepage Send knottyknitter a Private Message
Yup - that's how I learned to make hats. Works great!

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Poor Luci
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Posted - 08/18/2006 :  6:36:32 PM  Show Profile  Visit Poor Luci's Homepage  Send Poor Luci a Yahoo! Message Send Poor Luci a Private Message
Do you need to switch to DPNs at any point or jsut keep it on the circs?
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thdx3
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Posted - 08/19/2006 :  05:55:08 AM  Show Profile  Visit thdx3's Homepage Send thdx3 a Private Message
Luci--

I start out my hats on a 16" circular, and then switch to 2 circulars when my stitches start to cramp around the needles (usually about 50 sts., depending on the yarn) and continue with the two circular method for the decreases all the way up to the last three stitches or so. There are good explanations of the 2 circular method here and here.

Knit on--

Terri D. in NYC

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sarakate
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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  12:19:09 PM  Show Profile Send sarakate a Private Message
Yes, it works just fine, and you do not need to switch to DPNs at any point; the 2-circ method can accommodate any number of stitches.
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LittleMousling
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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  12:35:28 PM  Show Profile  Visit LittleMousling's Homepage Send LittleMousling a Private Message
quote:
The one thing I've tried that it doesn't work for is in the round entrelac (ie the market squares bag).


I've used it, and Magic Loop, for in-the-round entrelac, so it does work for that. :)

-Molly, obsessive but not exclusive socknitter
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gulf knitter
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Posted - 08/23/2006 :  12:54:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit gulf knitter's Homepage Send gulf knitter a Private Message
I often use two circular needles in situations where I would once have used dpns. I did not mind working with dpns, but I prefer the two circs because when I jam my knitting in my purse, they never drop stitches! Sarah.
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