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Old 12-03-2012, 11:24 PM   #1
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I'm an experienced knitter, and yet I just can't seem to figure out this pattern. ANY help would be much appreciated:

Like, why, if it says the body is knit in the round, does it only call for 3 needles? And how, when you only cast on one stitch, and increase from there, do you transition into the round?

Seems like there is information missing?

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http://www.lionbrand.com/faq/578.html
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:31 PM   #2
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The three needles hold he stitches and a fourth will do the knitting.

That is written a little oddly. I'd cast one the one stitch do a few increases then put them on DPN.
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:32 AM   #3
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After you do the 2nd round, put the sts on 2 of the needles and use a 3rd to knit in the round.
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Originally Posted by suzeeq View Post
After you do the 2nd round, put the sts on 2 of the needles and use a 3rd to knit in the round.
Really? Wow..seems easier to knit with 4. I haven't done it though. Interesting.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:15 AM   #5
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Hmmm, interesting. And what about the second line where it says

"Kfb, then k again in same st. (3 sts)"

are you just knitting in 'front' again, to produce 2 increases (3 total) rather that just having the single increase?
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That's what it sounds like to me.
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Yeah, thats what I've done and it seems to be working out. looks like i chose a needle size a bit small though...
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Thanks for the tips!
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At that point, you've only got 3 sts, it's a lot harder to wrestle dpns when there's only 1 st on each. The pattern says to use 3 dpns in the first place. You only get up to about 15 sts so it's easier to use fewer of them.
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