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Old 01-10-2007, 05:17 PM   #1
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Interchangeable circular needles conversion questions
I'm considereing on purchasing a set from knit picks, how does one convert from dpns to circular ones?

Do you place a marker where needle 2 should be at, and so forth?? So i know where i'm making the opening for ie. thumb hole for later on?
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Old 01-10-2007, 05:37 PM   #2
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I'm not sure I understand the marker part of your question.

As for converting from dpns to circs, you can either use 2 circs or use one with a long cable and do magic loop.



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Old 01-10-2007, 05:43 PM   #3
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I think I know what you're asking. You just have to put a marker at the beginning of the round for most patterns.

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Originally Posted by nadja la claire
I'm not sure I understand the marker part of your question.

As for converting from dpns to circs, you can either use 2 circs or use one with a long cable and do magic loop.



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What i'm trying to say for example, making mitten the pattern called for dpn

Traditionally it would list, as place stitch holder on needle #3 for the thumb hole.

How can I tell what stitch is on the circular needle? Do I put stitch markers on to seperate 6 stitches from the next 6 stitches??
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Originally Posted by cinnybuns
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I'm not sure I understand the marker part of your question.

As for converting from dpns to circs, you can either use 2 circs or use one with a long cable and do magic loop.



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What i'm trying to say for example, making mitten the pattern called for dpn

Traditionally it would list, as place stitch holder on needle #3 for the thumb hole.

How can I tell what stitch is on the circular needle? Do I put stitch markers on to seperate 6 stitches from the next 6 stitches??
I'm sorry, it's not you, it's me. Part of my misunderstanding is that I've never made mittens. I'm sure that greater minds than mine will be able to answer your question.



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Old 01-10-2007, 06:26 PM   #6
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If you make mittens, chances are you will need to use 2 circs or magic loop. To do small diameter knitting in the round, you either need dpns, or the 2 circs or magic loop method. Unless you find a circular needle with a very short cable.

The thing with circular needles, you need enough stitches that will go around your needle. So if you have a 16in cable, you'll need to cast on quite a few!

This being said, apart from that, knitting with circular needles is the same as on DPNs. In general yes you do put a stitch marker to make sure you know where the beginning of the round is. And if it makes your life easier to mark the places where, in principle, your stitches would be on a different dpn, go ahead, why not!
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Thanks so much ladies it helps out alot, I guess I have to look into the magic loop meathod =) xxx
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