I've seen it done, and I was wondering how you can make knitting on flat needles look like icord...I think that's what it's called? Haha...it's the stitch that you get when you knit circular. Call me crazy but I like how that looks instead of how a garter stitch or stockinette stitch looks.
I'm not sure if you're talking about icord...it's not exactly a stitch. Check www.knittinghelp.com
--they have a video on icord so you can see if that is indeed what you need help with. But basically, icord is just a long skinny tube, like a cord. If that is what you're talking about, then crzychick's description for flat needles is exactly right.
How do I do ribbing on DPNs? I only have size 3 DPNS and they're the first DPNS I ever worked with. I've been making wristwarmers but I want to start ribbing, which I've never done before.
Ribbing on DPNs works just like ribbing on circular needles. But to do ribbing, you'll need to learn the purl stitch, since the ribs are created by patterns like K2, P2 (the knit stitches will be raised up in contrast to the purl stitches and each "stripe" of the rib will be 2 stitches wide). You can play with how you want the ribbing to look by changing the number of K or P stitches.
What's magic loop, and can I use it to make a hat on circulars that are ginormous?
I've never done magic loop myself, but it's an alternative to circular knitting. Check out the video under advanced techniques at knittinghelp.com
Okayokayokay, one more question...you know when do you a dropstitch scarf? Well, is the dropstitch stitch basically a purl stitch, but pulled tight? I've been knitting since January '07 and I still don't know about purling.
"Dropstitch" is not actually a stitch, and is not purling. Remember when you first knit, and a stitch would accidentally fall off the needle and go unknitted (most new knitters do this--I did!!)? That's effectively a drop stitch. For a drop stitch scarf, you add in extra yarn overs on one row, then drop those yarn overs off the needle the next row--they are never knitted nor purled into.
I hope this helps! Good luck!