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Old 08-31-2008, 01:38 AM   #1
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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)
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Old 08-31-2008, 03:39 AM   #2
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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.
http://www.knittinghelp.com/apps/fla...layer/play/3/1
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:00 AM   #3
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No need to slip. Just work them over as you go.
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Old 08-31-2008, 08:16 AM   #4
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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.
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Thank you all for your input!
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Old 08-31-2008, 12:15 PM   #6
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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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