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Old 04-03-2007, 10:02 PM   #1
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Joining with two dpns
My mitten pattern instructs me to divide 26 stitches across two dpns - I have done this.
But I cannot figure out how to do the join with two needles. I've searched the internet and can find instructions when stitches are divided over three or more needles but I can't find anything about joining when the stitches are divided over two needles.
Can someone please help me out?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:12 PM   #2
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TWO dpns? You need three or four to join and knit in the round. Check the pattern again..it may have an error. Can you give us a link?
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Old 04-03-2007, 10:53 PM   #3
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Or, is it perhaps a pattern knit back and forth (ie. not in the round) and it calls for dpns just because of the small stitch number, therefore no need for long straight needles?
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Old 04-03-2007, 11:42 PM   #4
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I'd use a 3rd needle to knit with. It may have said to put your stitches on 2, but you need another to join and start working with.

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Old 04-04-2007, 12:31 AM   #5
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Dividing across two can be done easily but if it says to join then, as you imply, there is most likely a mistake... I have joined with two needles only, but they would be exceedingly difficult to knit from, and no pattern would bother telling you to. Can you post a link to the pattern, or the relevant few sentences? Is this right after casting on?

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:10 AM   #6
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Hmm, well the pattern doesn't actually say anything about joining.

It says to knit 22 rounds - which I understood to be that I had to do a join.

The pattern is Fleece Artist pattern for mittens.

I only had to cast on 26 stitches - 13 divided across two needles. I've read the pattern and it doesn't say anything about needle #3.

Unfortunately the pattern is at home - I can take another look at it tonight and post more details if that will help.

Thanks for helping me with this.

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Old 04-04-2007, 10:40 AM   #7
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If the pattern calls for a set of dpns as the needles, then it's understood that you'd use a 3rd needle to knit with. It sounds like keeping the stitches on 2 needles is a way of keeping track of the front sts and the back stitches for making the thumb. You can use however many you want and put a marker halfway around.

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