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Topic: I need help with really long knit tube!!!!  (Read 840 times)
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« on: October 22, 2007 02:26:37 PM »

I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I need to knit a really long tube of about 2-3" diameter. I bought a children's knitting machine that knits tubes but all I got was a huge tangle and a very cross me! I tried using dpns but found it got a little irritating. I really want to find the most time effective way to do it. Is it possible to make something this small with circular needles? I also thought maybe I could spool knit it if I could find a wooden circle the right size and some nails but this would probably take a long time too. Urgh help! Thanks in advance!!
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007 04:05:37 PM »

Hi - if you get a really long circular needle you can do this easily. I knit socks like that. It's called the Magic Loop method:


It's faster and less frustrating that dpns.

Hope that helps!
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007 06:19:47 PM »

Thanks so much Poppy, I'm going to try that out.
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« Reply #3 on: October 22, 2007 06:41:48 PM »

have you looked into knifty knitter looms???

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« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2007 06:55:58 PM »

OMG, on Knitty Gritty today they were talking about doing just that but you use your fingers!  I don't know if they would cover it on their website but I wonder if you could discover something like that.  Best of all-no more stuff to buy and you always have the tools with you...lol.

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« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2007 08:13:46 PM »

How about double knitting it? That's easy enough (although I prefer to "double purl", then turn the tube inside out so the cast-on ridge is inside... but then, I'm just contrary by nature).

If you need a closed tube, oftroy has a tutorial here: http://golden-apples.blogspot.com/2007/04/part1-simple-double-knitting.html
and there's another good one here: http://www.sheeptoshawl.com/charity/archives/2006/02/entry_186.html

If you need an open tube, try the cast-on here: http://lost-arts.blogspot.com/2007/03/double-knitting-knit-along-open-tube.html

It's really just alternating worked stitches with slipped ones, so knits up really fast.

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« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2007 09:34:08 PM »

Another vote for magic loop.  I do most my work using that method and it's really simple and fast Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007 08:45:00 AM »

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