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Old 11-14-2012, 05:24 AM   #1
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dpn pattern to straight needles
I have found a pattern for lacy mittens knitted on dpns - is it possible to change this pattern onto straight needles, and how do I go about it.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:27 AM   #2
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In general you would reverse the order of the stitches on the even rounds and switch knits for purls and vice versa. For a lace pattern in which the even rounds could all be knits in the round, you would convert to a purl round when knitting flat. You can also add an edge or selvedge stitch on each end for a seam and you'd probably want to place the seam opposite the thumb.
Can you give us a link to the particular pattern?
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:28 PM   #3
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Thanks so much for your reply. The pattern is for lacy mittens which I found in Simply Knitting October 2012. I can copy the stitch pattern out - it's in 6 rounds - will this be of help.

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Old 11-14-2012, 07:31 PM   #4
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Is there a particular reason you don't want to knit them in the round? If your don't like dpns, you could use a long circular needle with magic loop or two circular needles. Just a thought, in case it's of interest or help to you.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:36 PM   #5
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Thank you, I'm thinking that if I love this pattern so much, I may just have to knit in the round. I see there are videos that I can get tuition on this "art" so that should be a big help. Cheers
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:44 PM   #6
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Knitting in the round is not hard, just choose your "weapon" (dpns or circs) and go for it. I think you'll be glad to add knitting in the round to your skill set. Then you'll be doing the reverse, figuring out how to convert flat knitted patterns to knitting in the round! I for one am glad to be rid of even one seam.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:33 PM   #7
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If every other row is a plain knit, you would purl that if you want to knit it flat.
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