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Darby 01-24-2009 07:45 PM

keeping sts. on on the dpn's?
I have 23 stitches on each dpn (3 needles). They are so close to the edge! How do I keep the stitches from coming off while I knit? I decrease every 5th row so they will go down in time.

teachermom 01-24-2009 07:57 PM

You can use a point protector, however, it sounds like you need longer DPN's. They come in different lengths.

Marria 01-24-2009 09:28 PM

In general, I find bamboo DPNs keep the yarn on better. I only use bamboo because my stitches always slide right off the metal ones.

DonnaS 01-24-2009 10:32 PM

I prefer the bamboos as well, they just feel better in my hands, but when I've been using the dpn's and had problems with them sliding off, the point protectors one on each end really do help if you don't want to take the time to go buy longer ones :)

Darby 01-24-2009 10:40 PM

Yes, I only knit with bamboo. And I think it's going to be fine. I did a full round and the sts. are staying on just fine. When I first transfered sts. onto the dpn's, they were a little loose.

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