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Rainy113 09-17-2013 04:43 PM

DPN question from beginner.
I've seen other questions about this and watched videos but still not sure I'm doing it right.

The videos I've seen show how to start (and are a life saver) but they don't seem to show further along when the tube is taking shape.

Is the tube pointing toward you or away from you?

I am holding it so that the right side is out and the tube is coming toward me. In other words, when I'm knitting, the working needles are on top and the tube is pointing toward my stomach. Is that right? Or should the tube be pointing away from me? :knitting:

Dclutterchique 09-17-2013 05:15 PM

Yes, you've got it absolutely correct: needles at the top, knitting right side out and going down from the needles. Knitting obeys the Laws of Gravity whether it's knitted flat or in the round. (Sometimes that's the only laws it obeys!)

salmonmac 09-17-2013 05:39 PM

If the right side of the knitting is on the outside of the tube, the needles are close to you and the circle of the knitting (or the cable part of the circular needle) is in your lap, pointing away from you. Think of it as similar to sipping from a cup, the circle of the cup is away from you.

Dclutterchique 09-18-2013 07:27 AM

I think Salmonmac and I are looking at things from two different perspectives. I'm refering to the position of the work already knitted, whereas she's refering to the position of the needles and the live stitiches that are being knitted.

Rainy113 09-18-2013 03:15 PM

OK, Got it! Thanks so much.

I've discovered that dpn knitting isn't nearly as hard as it looks. I thought I would have a total mess with needles going every which way and dropped stitches left and right when I started but so far so good.

I'm making these cute little cup cozies with owls on them for gifts. They are adorable. I found the pattern on Ravelry by Marla Holt.

Jan in CA 09-18-2013 03:24 PM

This one is my next to make. They look very similar!

Rainy113 09-18-2013 04:34 PM

Yes, that one looked a little bit more involved so I started with the easier one. But I will try that one too and see which I like best!

GrumpyGramma 09-18-2013 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by Jan in CA (Post 1386082)
This one is my next to make. They look very similar!

Thanks for the link, Jan. I saved it to give it a try. I've been wondering what to use the eyes I have for, this will use some up!

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