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Old 06-06-2013, 12:54 PM   #1
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Dividing on double pointed needles
how do i divided 68 sts on a double pointed needles please help me
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:01 PM   #2
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Often people recommend that you divide your stitches evenly among the needles, so that would mean you'd have 17 stitches per needle (if you have four needles for live stitches and one needle to knit with).

However, unless the pattern specifically calls for a certain number of stitches per needle, I wouldn't sweat it. After all, if there's no reason to be counting stitches and stressing yourself out about how many stitches you should have per needle, why worry about it? Divide them in such a way that your stitches won't fall off and so that you have somewhat equal amounts on each needle . . . . and then get to the most important (and fun) part: knitting!

I very rarely divide my stitches evenly. Why would I want to waste time counting and moving stitches around when for most patterns, it doesn't even matter? I want to knit! I don't want to worry about whether stitches are evenly spaced across my needles! What nonsense!
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:02 PM   #3
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You can knit the sts onto the needles as you come to them or you can slip them onto the double points. Sometimes the pattern tells you how to distribute the sts. If not you could do 23-23-22 for 3 dpns or if you're using 4 dpns to hld sts, 17sts on each one will work.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:51 PM   #4
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question does the thing in quotes means i can use it on the hat sending the pattern i am working on

(or use double pointed needles for knitting in the round - you will knit one row, purl one row except on decrease)


Bev's Stretchy Knit Newborn Cap

It is super fast to knit up and will stretch to fit.
1 oz. of sport or baby yarn - not fingering
Size 4 knitting needles
Loosely cast on 68 sts.
Rows 1-5: k2, p2... repeat across
Rows 6-?: Knit all rows (garter st) for 4 inches.
Decreasing row 1: Knit 2 together across row (34 sts left)
Next row: knit across.
Next decreasing row: Knit 2 together across row (17 sts left)
Next row: knit across.
Next decreasing row: Knit 2 together across row (9 sts left)
Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Thread a large eye needle with the yarn and gently remove the 9 sts left on the needle. Carefully weave the needle through the 17 sts and pull tightly to gather top of hat. Now fold hat in half and whip stitch the sides together to form hat.
Add a pompom if you'd like.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:00 PM   #5
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question does the thing in quotes means i can use it on the hat sending the pattern i am working on
What thing in quotes? This could be worked on DPNs or on circular needles, or worked flat.
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Old 06-06-2013, 02:05 PM   #6
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Maybe the poster meant in parentheses rather than in quotes? At any rate, I think you've answered the question, GG: the pattern is written to be worked in the round, so double pointed needles would work fine (as would magic loop or traveling loop on circulars, of course).
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nother question how do i do this part on dp.

Cut yarn leaving a 12" tail. Thread a large eye needle with the yarn and gently remove the 9 sts left on the needle. Carefully weave the needle through the 17 sts and pull tightly to gather top of hat. Now fold hat in half and whip stitch the sides together to form hat.
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so how do i end it if i am working on double pointed needles the same way
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Originally Posted by mdkb901 View Post
so how do i end it if i am working on double pointed needles the same way
Yup. I'd move the stitches, one at a time, from the dpn to the yarn/tapestry needle. You then pull the yarn through the stitches to close the top.
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