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Tiny Magic August 6, 2009

Marg wrote: “Wasn’t it EZ who said you can get just about all the stitches
you need to, onto a 24″ circ?”

I’m not sure, but of course, since it sounded so intriguing, I had to entertain the notion :)

I had been using a 29″ circular needle but found a 24″ circ in the needle stash.

One round in, I knew we had a winner!


Now, it must be mentioned, the cable on this Addi Turbo is one of the soft ones. I have some that are like fence wire that although they are ok for knitting larger pieces, would never work for the Magic Loop method.

You need to squish it down; both the stitches and loop portions are compressed.

Then you just zip right along!!

Thanks Marg (& EZ!)

4 responses to “Tiny Magic August 6, 2009”

  1. Joyce in Chicago says:

    I looooooooooovez the 24″ circs! Having my stitches closer together seems to make them slide a little faster. I broke all my personal yardage records–for speed and endurance!– with the 24s.

    That said, everyone I knit sweaters for is in the medium to skinny size range. Pretty sure I will have to bump it up to a 29″ or 32″ if my hunny takes up weight lifting.

  2. Barbara-Kay says:

    I like to use 2-24″ needles for socks on 2-circs methods. However, they dangle enough that they tend to tickle the ears of the Siamese cat that is my devoted knitting companion. Heh!

  3. Debi says:

    to Barbara why have a cat if you cant tickle it’s ears?

  4. You’re welcome! It looks great! :-)

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