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So, I'm on my second sock of my first real pair, and by my calculations, I've got 18 hours of knitting to finish the leg of the sock, and then I can do the whole heel and foot. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Granted, these are cabled knee socks on size 1s. But I'm wondering if doing them on circs, either magic loop or the two circ method would be faster than my dpns? I really like knee socks, and would like to make some more when these are finished, and have a couple of patterns, but it would be great if I could shave some time off the process of making them.
 

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I don't know how it would be any faster. It would still be the same number of stitches. I guess that it might depend on your knitting style.
 

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I was thinking that it would be faster without having to deal arranging the dpns every time I get to the end of a needle, I'm always stopping to put the ends of the needle I'm knitting from on top of the other needles.
 

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i know that magic loop is way faster for me, because there is much less fiddling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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I also find magic loop to be way faster. I think that is because I only have to change the position of the needles 2x per round instead of 3x or 4x with dpns. I also never drop a needle with magic loop!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i know that magic loop is way faster for me, because there is much less fiddling. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"></div>
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I think it depends on you an your knitting style. I for one cannot master magic loop. I do not like it and have no intention of perfecting the technique. I can whip through a pair of socks (granted I have yet to do knee highs) on DPN's like no one's business though. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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I spotted the thread title and wasn't sure what forum it was on for a sec I thought it was on the case against circ and I had to wonder what socks had to do with circs?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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I can get up a fair lick of speed with dpns. I think part of it is getting your needles arranged right (you want a log cabin effect, so that every needle has the RH end on top of the previous needle and the LH end below the following one) and then just getting accustomed to the stitch pattern.<br>
Are you using a cable pin? If you are, that's probably going to slow you down as well...
 

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Now that's funny!<br><br>
Helen, it's odd, because I arrange my dpns in a log cabin effect too, but opposite. I prefer my left hand end on top and the right hand on bottom. I do knit right handed. But, I can still knit really fast.<br><br>
I guess it must all depend on your own preferences as to what would be faster.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I spotted the thread title and wasn't sure what forum it was on for a sec I thought it was on the case against circ and I had to wonder what socks had to do with circs?<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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Me too! I was soo confused. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/biglaugh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="laugh">:
 

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Thanks for the replies. I did magic loop once when I was making the top to a cupcake, It wasn't bad, even with my too short, stiff cable, circular I was using. I think I'll have to get myself a nice loooong flexible circular needle and give it a try. I am doing the cables without a cable needle, and I think that helps somewhat. The other problem is that my dpns are bamboo and they are getting slightly curved from the tight cable row. I'm afraid I'm going to snap one, they're so thin.
 
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