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Old 02-21-2013, 02:48 PM   #1
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Is it necessary to have equal number of stitches on all three needles. Directions are for 36 but I used 40 for the ribbing on a mitten with the circular needle and want to switch now to dpns.
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Old 02-21-2013, 03:04 PM   #2
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No you can have whichever number works for you, though it's probably better if they're nearly equal. For 40 sts, you can do 14, 12 and 14 or something.
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Old 02-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #3
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Rarely do I have an equal number of stitches on each needle. The only exception is when I made a pair of socks, and it said to work with a specific number of stitches on one needle for awhile.

Most of the time, though, I don't divide them equally. I'd much rather be knitting than counting, so I just divide the stitches up any old way (meaning, any way in which the stitches don't fall off the DPNs).
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