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Mnemosyne_LA
« on: February 27, 2008 02:11:14 PM »

I'm curious how many people are doing each technique.  I've gone through DPNs (slow), Magic Loop (fiddly enough to drive me insane) and now 2 circulars (genius!)  I only just cast on my practice sock last night (using the instructions in "Sensational Knitted Socks") but I'm really loving it so far.  Plus now I never have to worry about losing one of my DPNs in the middle of a restaurant like I did with my Jaywalkers (grr!)

So what methods have you tried and which one is your favorite?

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« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2008 03:45:01 PM »

I've tried DPN's, Magic loop (1 and 2 at a time), and 2 circs (1 and 2 at a time). I'm a die hard DPN girl. For me, it's the quickest, easiest, least fiddly method. It's the only one I can get into a rhythm with. All the sliding of cables with the other 2 methods kind of irritates me. 
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« Reply #2 on: February 27, 2008 05:31:44 PM »

I don't mind DPNs but my method of choice is magic loop.
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« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2008 06:33:56 PM »

 
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I've tried DPN's, Magic loop (1 and 2 at a time), and 2 circ's (1 and 2 at a time). I'm a die hard DPN girl. For me, it's the quickest, easiest, least fiddly method. It's the only one I can get into a rhythm with. All the sliding of cables with the other 2 methods kind of irritates me. 

I agree. DPN's every time.
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« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2008 09:36:28 AM »

My favorite method is toe up, one at a time, on 2 circs.  I never could get a decent grafted toe, so I am happy with toe up.  I could probably figure out how to do both at the same time, but I'm just too lazy and I don't have too much trouble with Second Sock Syndrome.  However I do suffer from Finishing Sock Syndrome.  I hate weaving in the ends, and have a shoebox of socks just waiting.  I call it the Box of Shame...
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« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2008 10:19:37 AM »

I rather do the toe up. I usually use DPNs just because I don't have a size 2 circular in Addi Turbo. After watching Cat Bordhi's video on casting for a toe up sock, I don't want to do any other way.
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« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2008 11:18:33 AM »

My preference is definately for DPN's and I prefer top down socks and usually graft the toe with the kitchener stitch, it always looks nice and neat  Smiley
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008 05:30:07 PM »

Personally, I like DPN's. It took a while for me to learn to how to, but I agree with Jax; all the slidey fiddlyness is maddening! I can't get into my zen knitting mode with fiddly akwardness!
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008 05:50:22 PM »

The only way I've done socks is magic loop.  I already had the circulars, so I didn't want to buy more needles.  Plus, having more than 2 needles scares the heck outta me.  But I really like magic loop, it works well for me.  I do them toe-up with short-row heels.
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« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2008 05:58:49 PM »

The only way I've done socks is magic loop.  I already had the circulars, so I didn't want to buy more needles.  Plus, having more than 2 needles scares the heck outta me.  But I really like magic loop, it works well for me.  I do them toe-up with short-row heels.
I don't like how with most magic loop patterns, the sock really doesn't have much of a foot shape to it.
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