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[Knitting] Do You Prefer Circular Needles or DPNs?

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Post time: 2017-12-15 12:19
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For knitting hats and other circular things, what kind of needles do you prefer, circular or dpns?

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Post time: 2018-1-3 08:59
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you're welcome. I hope this helps.
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JoanneClark 2017-12-20 05:44
Only circulars ~ I keep a set of the longest ones I can find and use them for everything ❤

I like that idea!  I probably need to get some longer cords because I've decided to learn magic loop this year.
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Post time: 2018-1-3 06:53
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I use 2 circulars for nearly everything in the round, though I do use both DPNs and the new Addi FlexiFlips for sock gussets and the thumbs and fingers on mittens and gloves.
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Post time: 2018-7-4 05:58
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I use circular needles unless I am making socks.  I make hats and use a 16" circular for those, but I like dpn's for socks, which I don't use very often.  When I use dpn's, I make sure to move a few stitches to an adjacent needle making for a bit of a rotation so that there is no obvious (though slight) vertical gauge change line where I changed needles. I hope that makes sense. Not necessary to do that if you tighten up a little as you change needles, working your way around the tube, but that's kind of annoying to have to do.
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barbaracs 2017-12-31 08:45
I also use circulars with magic loop method. I could not get used to dpn's, however a friend knits w ...

YESSS!!  I know what you mean!  I see friends doing amazing things with dpns, but I feel so awkward.  I just use them when my circle gets so small that I have to switch because either my other circs in that size are occupied or I don't feel like getting up to find the appropriate size circ or that's what I have or whatever else I can come up with...
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Post time: 2018-1-20 04:31
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I prefer circulars.  If I use dpns, they always fall off my stitches, so I end up having to pick up stitches, even if I use something, like an elastic, to stopper the ends.  I now do everything that I can 2 at a time, like sleeves and socks in magic loop.  That way if I make a mistake, its done on both so they are the same, and it turns into a "design feature" instead of a mistake.  It also less noticible.
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Black_Cats 2018-1-2 07:31
Circulars. I use magic loop and really it's magic!

I haven't learned or used magic loop.  In fact, a long time ago, I bought a US 1 40" (I believe) for socks.  I never used it, so I ended up giving it to a friend that wanted to learn magic loop for socks.  Now, 4.5 years later, I want to sit down and learn magic loop and try to knit some socks.  Go figure!
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GreenWeaver 2018-1-2 14:53
I use 2 circulars for nearly everything in the round, though I do use both DPNs and the new Addi Fle ...

I haven't tried the new flexiflips, but I want to.  I've always used 2 circs and I feel almost like I'm fumbling with dpns when I have to use them.  Dpns are definitely not my go to...
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bevcustom 2017-12-28 14:48
I prefer the circular needles. I get ladders using the dpn's.  I usually use the magic loop method.

Not only do I get ladders with dpns, my gauge is much tighter, too.  I think it's because I'm trying to prevent ladders and trying to keep my needles from slipping out of my work.
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Post time: 2018-8-24 17:24
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Edited by Fishys at 2018-8-24 21:27

I like to use circular needles until the diameter is too small and then switch to dpns ETA I loathe magic loop; I'd much prefer to use dpns but I do have some very small fixed circular needles.
I hardly ever use flats as it's so much easier to keep my stitches on circs and more crowd friendly.
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Post time: 2017-12-20 21:44
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Only circulars ~ I keep a set of the longest ones I can find and use them for everything ❤
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Post time: 2017-12-21 11:27
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circular~ i use magic loop~
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Post time: 2017-12-23 21:25
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I also prefer circular needles - I use it for everything - Much better for my shoulders and back
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Post time: 2017-12-28 21:05
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Only circulars
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Post time: 2017-12-29 06:48
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I prefer the circular needles. I get ladders using the dpn's.  I usually use the magic loop method.
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Post time: 2018-1-1 00:45
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I also use circulars with magic loop method. I could not get used to dpn's, however a friend knits with dpn's and she does lovely work and does not like circulars so I suppose its what you are used to.
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Post time: 2018-1-2 23:31
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Circulars. I use magic loop and really it's magic!
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