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yahaira
« on: May 04, 2005 11:25:41 AM »

I want to make a cabled hat from Rebecca 28 (pattern 6) but the pattern is knitting on 10.5 dpn's.  Well, I don't have dpns, dont really want to buy them, and dont like knitting with them.  I already have 10.5 circs , is there a way to  change a pattern to work with circs?

I usually wouldn't ask this question since I've done this before on other hats, but this pattern tells you to cast on evenly across 4 needles.  Ive only seen patterns use 3 needles with the fourth one being the one you knit with.  Can i just cast on the same number of stitches to a circular needle without worrying? 

Sorry if this is a convulated question....
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2005 11:29:28 AM »

how long are the circs you have?  if they are short enough for the finished circumference of the hat (or long enough to do the Magic Loop technique) they should totally work without having to do anything to the pattern.
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2005 11:35:03 AM »

I have no idea how to do the magic loop tech Sad  can it be done with cabling?
Actually my circs may be too long for this hat, so magic loop sounds like my saving grace. (or buying shorter circs argh)

this is the hat on the third pic
http://www.rebecca-online.com/archiv/heft_28/bild_2.jpg
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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2005 12:51:12 PM »

http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/mloop.html  wil show  you the basic Magic loop technique.  I'm not sure about doing it with cables.  You probably could, I've never done a cable in the round.

You can cast on the same number of stitches, but you might want to use markers to count off the number of stitches that would normally be on each double point, because some patterns tell you what to do on each needle, so you can keep track of decreases and your stitch count easier.  Maybe mark the places in your pattern where the cables are placed also.

Good luck with your hat!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2005 12:54:00 PM »

you can indeed do cables with the magic loop technique. Smiley
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yahaira
« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2005 07:58:40 PM »

thanks for the help kitty kats!

that magic loop looks scary though.  i watched the video but i still dont really  understand what im doing

i had another question that maybe one of you could answer....
i have a knitting chart that gives me the pattern for 6 rows (even being the ones you dont see but you work the stitches as they are...) with 21 stitches.  so i know what to do before and after those 21 stitches but the fifth row doesnt show all of them (all 21)  so what happened to the other stitches in the sequence?  do i just knit them or see what i did in the row below it and work as is?  i think that looks right but im not sure if thats the correct way

hope im not too convaluted again..
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005 06:58:13 AM »

is the row by row stitch number changed due to decreases and increases? 
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yahaira
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2005 01:19:49 PM »

thats the weird part, I dont think it is since there arent really any decreases in the 3rd row (they are made up with yo's).  in the 4th row you just work the stitches as they are and then i get to the fifth row were the chart doesnt show all of them - there are 8 lsess stitches. 
im just working them as they are and that seems to be ok, but i just wasnt sure if im suppossed to know something about charts to read that properly.


here's a pic of what I'm talking about
http://photos11.flickr.com/13108663_e366cfd10f_m.jpg
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