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I'm knitting the Morgan driving cap from knitty.com

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTmorgan.html

It says to use 2 circ needles, and I am, but it's a real pain in the patootie!!! I'm wondering why not use DPNs instead...does anyone have any thoughts on this? I'd be very grateful for any insight and advice! It's my first attempt at a hat like this and using two circ needles at the same time. I don't use circ needles often and I'm fond of using DPNs.
Thank you in advance and I hope everyone is having a really happy day!!!
 

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I often change methods (dpns, 2 circulars, magic loop) when knitting in the round. It depends on the project. So I see no reason that you can't use dpns.
 

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One circular, two circulars, dpns .... all are a way to knit in the round... use what makes sense and works for you.
Sometimes there's a place where you might need more dpns than what are in a typical set, so a circular makes sense..... but those are raare....
It's good to try new ways of doing things and doing something in a new way is almost uncomfortable at first because it is unfamiliar so it takes giving something a solid, open-minded try
I've tried things that others rave about and decide they don't work for me... and vice-versa.
 

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ellnbchristi said:
I'm knitting the Morgan driving cap from knitty.com

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTmorgan.html

It says to use 2 circ needles, and I am, but it's a real pain in the patootie!!! I'm wondering why not use DPNs instead...does anyone have any thoughts on this? I'd be very grateful for any insight and advice! It's my first attempt at a hat like this and using two circ needles at the same time. I don't use circ needles often and I'm fond of using DPNs.
Thank you in advance and I hope everyone is having a really happy day!!!
Double-points have been in use for centuries, long before circulars were invented. Of course you can use DP's!
 

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I don't care for DPN's, but if that's what works for you go for it sounds like this person is more used to circs but she is not knitting it.
 

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Use what's comfortable for you. I have used 2 circulars so much , even 2AATsocks and mittens, that now dealing with 4 or 5 (oh dear oh dear) needles is almost more than I can bear. Also, because I have used them so much, when I finish a section, I drop the needle, knowing it's going to be dangling there, waiting for me. Doesn't work so well with dpn's.
 

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I too like DPN's or one circular to knit in the round. I am one of those that the magic loop takes away my "zen" in knitting, too fussy for me. I say go for your DPN's and enjoy knitting your project.
 

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knit4ES said:
One circular, two circulars, dpns .... all are a way to knit in the round... use what makes sense and works for you.
Sometimes there's a place where you might need more dpns than what are in a typical set, so a circular makes sense..... but those are raare....
It's good to try new ways of doing things and doing something in a new way is almost uncomfortable at first because it is unfamiliar so it takes giving something a solid, open-minded try
I've tried things that others rave about and decide they don't work for me... and vice-versa.
I agree with this post.
 

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ellnbchristi said:
I'm knitting the Morgan driving cap from knitty.com

http://knitty.com/ISSUEfall08/PATTmorgan.html

It says to use 2 circ needles, and I am, but it's a real pain in the patootie!!! I'm wondering why not use DPNs instead...does anyone have any thoughts on this? I'd be very grateful for any insight and advice! It's my first attempt at a hat like this and using two circ needles at the same time. I don't use circ needles often and I'm fond of using DPNs.
Thank you in advance and I hope everyone is having a really happy day!!!
I totally agree that you can use double points if you prefer. If you are interested in learning how to use 2 circulars, Cat Bordhi's U tube video helped me tremendously. P.S. Happy day to you too!
 
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