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I am trying to find 12" circ (Bamboo) in US 2, 7, 8
Everywhere I look I diff info. SOme mention how long the point are, some do not.
I really need to know this info.
I'm desperate to get all 3 sized I mentioned and with short points. The one thing that stops me from using what circs I have is their points are too long to even do Magic Loop!
HELP! :cry:
 

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SwampCatNana said:
I am trying to find 12" circ (Bamboo) in US 2, 7, 8
Everywhere I look I diff info. SOme mention how long the point are, some do not.
I really need to know this info.
I'm desperate to get all 3 sized I mentioned and with short points. The one thing that stops me from using what circs I have is their points are too long to even do Magic Loop!
HELP! :cry:
If your tips are too long to do magic-loop, it is the cable, not the tips fault! Magic-loop requires a very long (40-inch tip-to-tip) needle. I won't work with 24-inch needles.

When the seller doesn't mention the length of the tips, send an e-mail asking for that information. So far, I've always had an answer to such questions. So far as I know, the tips on the shorter circulars are always considerably shorter than the usual tips. The need to be, or knitting in the round with them just wouldn't be possible.
 

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I have a feeling the number of stitches involved has a great deal to do with whether you can Magic Loop something on the size needle you have.
Ex. You have a project with only 50 stitches, what is the largest circ you can use to work this using the Magic Loop?
 

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If you have 50 sts you could work the sts in magic loop on the longest circ you have but the length of the circular needle you use should be about 3-4 times the circumference of your knitting.

The "Magic Loop" technique is a way to knit socks or small circumferences using one circular needle.

It is just a technique you can use in place of dpns if you choose to.

You can just knit in the round using whatever means works for you...dpns...magic loop...two circs...whatever floats your boat :)
 

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Barbara - thank you for the link. I will probably be sending for them.
I have a slipper pattern with 20 stitches using a US 11 needle. How can I do this in the round? What length needle would I need?

I am doing a sweater with sleeves that starts with 56 stitches and ends with 78. Using a US 8 needle - what length to do it in the round? I have a 29" #8 circ. Could not do it, points too long.
 
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