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I just taught myself the magic loop, and then I figured out how to do 2-at-once!<br><br>
I'm currently doing some convertible fingerless gloves for my hubby, and they are just FLYING by being able to do 2 on 1 circular needle.<br><br>
I do think it's kinda funny, 6 weeks ago, I *HATED* circular needles and would actually knit a project with 6-7 DPNs just to avoid circs; then I got the Harmony set for Christmas and avoid using my DPNs!!!
 

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Wow!<br><br>
Congrats! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/bow.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="bow">
 

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Where did you learn to knit 2 at once on one circular? I *love* magic loop, but haven't taken the time to learn to knit 2 at once.<br><br>
Thanks!<br><br>
peace, Beth
 

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What Beth said <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"> I'm truly impressed- I got the magic loop thing, but I haven't got to the point of two-at-once yet.
 

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Okay; if you know ML, 2 at a time is really easy.<br><br>
Assuming 2 mittens - you need 34 stitches for each mitten. Using one end/one ball of yarn, cast on 17 stitches. Then switch to the other end/other ball of yarn, and cast on 34 stitches for the 2nd mitten. Slide all 51 stitches to the cable, and pull the cable out between st 17/18 on the set of 34 (if that makes sense) like you would for ML. Then picking up the yarn from the first ball/end, cast on the other 17 stitches. Join, and just knit across; make sure that when you switch to mitten #2, you pick up the yarn for that mitten.<br><br>
Clear as mud?
 

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Oh yeah!! Isn't it amazing?? And so fast!!<br><br>
Okay, here's a <a href="http://files.blog-city.com/files/aa/3830/b/2on1n.html" target="_blank">quick tutorial</a> for casting on two at once. I learned this last year and have never gone back.<br><br>
Way to go, mama!!
 
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