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Old 05-14-2005, 08:49 PM   #1
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Hat-DPN question
I have finished the hat I started this morning with the exception of the last round...NOW, it's time to begin using the DPN's...I've never used DPN's except for i-cord, so do I just start knitting and decreasing with one dpn or am I supposed to transfer all of the stitches left from the circs to the dpns to finish the top of the hat?

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Old 05-14-2005, 09:01 PM   #2
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I knit the sts off of the circ with the dpns, dividing them evenly between three needles. Then you will use the 4th needle as your working needle to work the 1st DPN. As you finish what's on each needle, you will have a new working needle.

Does that make sense?
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:10 PM   #3
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NO THIS DOES NOT MAKE SENSE Just kidding...it does to some degree, but here's a photo of where I am on the circs...I'll post a photo of the hat under the thread I started on the hat. Why can't I just take one dpn and finish the last round?

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Old 05-14-2005, 09:16 PM   #4
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You can't just use one DPN because you need to keep them in the round.

If it's easier for you, just slip them onto DPNs. Divide them evenly (or close to even) among 3 needles, then continue knitting.
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Actually, I think you CAN do that! I didnt realize how few sts you had left...
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:19 PM   #6
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OK Silver and Kelly...come together now and tell me which one of you to listen to :rofling:
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Old 05-14-2005, 09:24 PM   #7
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Can I chime in too? It might help to watch Amy's dpn video if you're unfamiliar with double pointed needles. If you've already mastered the circulars then you're pretty much there! My preference would be to slip all stitches to 3 dpns and then continue.

And you probably want to transfer your stitches to dpns sooner next time--you don't want to have to stretch the yarn to connect around the circs.
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Ok...so it would be best to split the 16 stitches remaining to 3 dpn's and since I knit continental...I just pretend I'm knitting on circs?
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Well, that you would do anyway....
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Put them on dpns--5, 5, and 6. Then take the fourth dpn and use it as your right hand needle. When you have done the 5 or 6 stitches off the left hand, that empty one becomes your right hand needle. So it's a tiny bit different from doing a circular, but not much.
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