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jollyranger 08-31-2008 01:38 AM

DPNs or Two Circular Needles?
Hi all, I am relatively new to knitting and have run into a bit of a snag: I don't really like DPNs. I hope to one day conquer them, but today is not that day. So what I need to know is this:
When working a hat on circular needles and I have decreased as far as I can, is it possible to slip half the stitches to another circular instead of using DPNs? I would appreciate any input!

(Sorry if this is redundant to any previous question, I could not find any topics on this using the search function)

Sajomaro 08-31-2008 03:39 AM

Yes it's possible. You can find a video on how to do it in the Advanced Techniques in the Video section on this site.
This is a direct link to the video.

Mike 08-31-2008 08:00 AM

No need to slip. Just work them over as you go.

vaknitter 08-31-2008 08:16 AM

personally I like the 2 circular method much better as long as you have 2 circulars with the same needle size. Of course if you're doing decreases you may need to use stitch markers.

jollyranger 08-31-2008 11:07 AM

Thank you all for your input!:thumbsup:

MerigoldinWA 08-31-2008 12:15 PM

I was going to say what Mike said. :-) Sure two circulars work well for the top of hats. I do it that way sometimes, but I think I prefer dpns. I don't know why. My DH who has only made hats in the round as his whole knitting experience likes the two circulars best.

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