Several months ago I purchased The Magic Loop from Knit Picks. This booklet plus Knit Picks' 32" circular needle with an extremely flexible cable were the combo that enabled me to teach myself the technique. Although I am not that quick at it yet, I am reserving judgement until I complete a project and give it a fair shot. I am pretty fast on DPN's so I'll have to gain a lot of speed on The Magic Loop in order to make it a viable option for circular knitting. It is always fun to learn a new technique which surely will come in handy sometime in my knitting life.