Blrrgstm, in the requirements for needle size(s) does it also say what type of needles are required? It's just that I'm wondering if the pattern wants you to use a set of DPNs, cast on the 25 stitiches using 2 of these needles and then use the rest of the set to knit in the round. For me, the are two clues to this. The obvious clue to this is the fact that they specify UK 10 needles, and we went metric (in knitting needles and patterns) last century. The implied clue is that if it is a reprint of an older pattern, it's possible that Magic Loop was not an option on circulars when the pattern was orginally published.