[FONT=“Comic Sans MS”][COLOR="#300090"]No, don’t cut. You will never get them back together. (Well, I do have some ideas based on some electrical connectors I’ve seen made. They are generally are only available or known to power companies and their contractors.)
I think the magic loop video I saw uses circulars more like DPNs. Pull the cable out between stitches to make a “corner” like two DPNs meeting. That tenique requires a flexible cable on the circular, but if you make the corner loop (or two) at CO it wouldn’t need a highly flexible cable so long as it is long enough to make a gentile loop/corner.
As a beginning knitter, I just tried a DPN project. I made my own DPNs from bamboo chopsticks (free with meal) using an electric pencil sharpener, sand paper, and a pocket knife. As I have been working around my UFO, I remembered the ML or modified ML video. I try to divide my work between needles with two or three stitches left over. As I work around my work and free up a DPN, the two or three extra stitiches are worked off the next DPN and on to the “work onto” needle before starting with the empty DPN. That moves the “corrners” arround the work to more evenly distribute any loose or tight stitches.
When I get room in my budget for circulars, I think I’ll just buy the largest lenght circular cable I can get with changable points. I figure I can always use the ML technique once or twice to make the circulars short enough. Each loop of circular you pull out is like the corner formed where two DPNs meet.
My DPN project is new covers for the sun visors in my car. Nine years old an the sun visors have worn thin. :redface: