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jsrekd 10-08-2010 04:36 PM

alice's mitts on ravelry
Alice's Mitts pattern on ravelry.

What does it mean, "divide on needles in multiples of three. join in round"

I've knitted in the round - what specifically are they asking me to do when I divide?

Mirl56 10-08-2010 05:13 PM

I'm guessing them mean to put on each needle a multiple of 3. I expect this has to do with where the cables fall.

Say you've got a total of 45 stitches. If I wanted to put that on 3 needles, I'd put 15 (15 being a multiple of 3) on each needle.

Say I had a total of 48 stitches, I'd put 15 on 2 needles and 18 on the 3rd - so that each needle had a multiple of 3.

Marilyn, who is too lazy right now to pull up the pattern to see how many stitches that pattern has.

Mirl56 10-08-2010 05:21 PM
OK, I felt guilty and looked up the pattern. :-) There are several based on Alice in the Twilight saga but I think this is the one, yes?

I was thinking of Bella's mittens I think, those have a big fat cable.

Alice's - she wants you to divide by 3 because the ribbing is 3x3.
I'm not sure which size or which yarn you're using.

jsrekd 10-08-2010 05:54 PM

thank you - yes, that's the pattern - to knit in the round, I use circs, but to divide by three, does it mean to put the yarn on separate DPN's?

I'm too visual I guess! I was thinking of using Cascade superwash 220

MerigoldinWA 10-08-2010 06:19 PM

If you use 2 circulars to do the mitts put a multiple of 3 on each of the two needles so that you finish a batch of k3 or p3 before going on to the next needle. If it was me I would make the first needle end p3, so I could begin on k3. I get a better join when I can knit it. YMMV

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