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Old 02-01-2011, 09:07 PM   #1
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I would like to make these socks:

I prefer making socks on ML rather than DPNs.
My question is this: In the beginning of the pattern under the LEG section it talks about rearranging sts. I'm having difficulty visualizing this. Will it be necessary to rearrange, and if yes, how would I do that with ML?
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Old 02-02-2011, 02:33 PM   #2
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I think she wants you to rearrange things so you don't end in an awkward way. You might try to do it the way things are on your two needles to see if there are any problems. If you do need to rearrange things, pull one or both of the needles until your loop disappears then pull it out again where you want it.
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Old 02-02-2011, 03:24 PM   #3
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When knitting on DPs there are two reasons to divide the stitches on the needles. The main reason is that there are to many stitches to fit on to only two needles. By spreading the stitches onto three or four needles allows you to knit in a circle and makes the stitches easier to work with.

The second reason is to separate the instep (top of the sock) from the sole (bottom of the sock). This makes it easier if there is a pattern on the instep.

When converting to Magic Loop it is still important to know which are the instep stitches and which are the sole stitches. This can be done by either placing markers between the instep and sole or by how the loops of the magic loop are pulled out between the stitches.

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