02-10-2013, 09:29 AM #1 windyone Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: pennsylvania Posts: 34 Thanks: 10 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts circular needles how to decrease top of hat using 2 circular needles

 02-10-2013, 09:47 AM #2 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 8,824 Thanks: 653 Thanked 3,500 Times in 3,175 Posts When you work with 2 circulars, you knit with both ends of one needle and then with both ends of the second. So just do the decreases at the given intervals (for example, k2tog, k8, k2tog etc.). If the sts to be decreases are each on separate needles, just slip one back to the other needle so that they're both on the same needle, k2tog and continue with the decrease pattern. __________________ Knitting Help Videos Here!-
 02-10-2013, 10:12 AM #3 windyone Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: pennsylvania Posts: 34 Thanks: 10 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts circular needles thank u for the response, clicked on video help but doesn't show how to do it
 02-10-2013, 11:30 AM #4 Jan in CA Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Southern CA Posts: 37,337 Thanks: 1,682 Thanked 8,796 Times in 7,157 Posts You decrease the same way you do with any other needles. The method of decrease remains the same regardless of whether you use two circs, magic loop, or DPN. So...the question is do you need to learn how to use two circulars OR do the decreases on a hat? To help with the former go to the videos and look under advanced techniques. That will teach you how to use two circs. To help with the latter we need to know how many stitches you have cast on and have on your needles now. __________________ Jan When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it. NEW! KH knitting video archive ~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~
 02-10-2013, 11:39 AM #5 salmonmac Moderator Mod Squad   Join Date: Dec 2010 Location: Maryland Posts: 8,824 Thanks: 653 Thanked 3,500 Times in 3,175 Posts Yes, if it's the decrease, you would decrease as usual. The only thing different about being on 2 circs (or on dpns) would be that the 2 sts to be decreased might be on different needles. If that happens, slip the sts so that they're both on the same needle and work 2sts together. __________________ Knitting Help Videos Here!-
 02-10-2013, 11:55 AM #6 windyone Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: pennsylvania Posts: 34 Thanks: 10 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts thanks for response, i watched video, but im at top of hat where 16 sts have to b knitted, then start dec next round, do i put half of sts on 2nd cirular
 02-10-2013, 12:03 PM #7 Jan in CA Moderator Mod Squad     Join Date: Oct 2005 Location: Southern CA Posts: 37,337 Thanks: 1,682 Thanked 8,796 Times in 7,157 Posts Okay, so you've already decreased some. Yes, put half the stitches on each on each needle and you'll be using one needle at a time so make sure you pick up the correct end. Technique is shown in the video. Then you decrease by whatever method you're following. __________________ Jan When asking questions ALWAYS post the name and a link for the pattern if you have it. NEW! KH knitting video archive ~HOW TO POST A PHOTO~
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 02-10-2013, 12:30 PM #8 windyone Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: pennsylvania Posts: 34 Thanks: 10 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts so i go from one circ needle to the other in the round
 02-10-2013, 02:13 PM #9 windyone Ribbing the Cuff   Join Date: Apr 2008 Location: pennsylvania Posts: 34 Thanks: 10 Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts i put 16 sts on each circular, after i worked 1st circ needle it came out and i only had one, don't know why this happened, i fixed the row, and now have to start all over....
 02-10-2013, 02:20 PM #10 GrumpyGramma 2nd Sock, I Rock     Join Date: Jul 2011 Posts: 8,281 Thanks: 2,075 Thanked 3,248 Times in 2,744 Posts You only had one what? One needle? You have to work the stitches with the other end of the needle they're on. I get it messed up every time I try using 2 circs. It helps to have different needles (color or material they're made of) for each set. __________________ ~ GG Happiness is catching that dropped stitch while it's still fixable..
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