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« on: November 07, 2009 10:09:22 PM »

I'm knitting a hat on circulars, and it is supposed to decrease until it comes to a point, kind of like a santa hat. Well, the problem here is that my circular needles... don't decrease along with it. Should I take it off of the circs and put it on DPNs? Use the magic loop technique or something? Help!
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« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2009 01:02:17 AM »

Either of those methods would work! It's really a matter of what you're most comfortable with and what supplies you have on hand.

If you're already using a circular needle with a pretty long and flexible cable, the one-needle magic loop would be good. If not, you can either use the two circular needle method or DPNs; one benefit with DPNs is that you can distribute the stitches in a way that makes keeping track of decreases easier.
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« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2009 01:07:07 AM »

Thanks so much! That makes much more sense!
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« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2009 09:43:22 AM »

Yes, you can use ML, dpns or 2 circs. And you don't need to take the sts off the current needle, just knit them off with whatever you're going to replace it with.
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