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Old 10-28-2007, 02:27 AM   #1
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Circs to DPNs
Hi everyone. This is my first time posting here. I literally registered five minutes ago because I am working on my first knitting in the round project: a hat.

The first steps were to cast on 88 stitches and knit for 5". Done. Now it's stuck on my circs and I'm VERY hesitant to pass them on to the DPN. Mostly because I'm using aluminum dpns and I knit fairly losely and I have 88 stitches to divide among three needles. My question is this: Do I have to change to dpn just yet? It seems like I could start decreasing while still on the circs and it won't be too short to fit.

I just realized soemthing else! The work on my circs is facing me, rather than going downwards away from me... is this bad?
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:42 AM   #2
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No problem. You can continue on the circ until the stitches are starting to get uncomfortably stretched around the needle (and then you could switch to using 2 circs or Magic Loop if you preferred instead of DPNs). I say do the DPNs now though so you have gotten used to them before you start decreasing.
Just push your knitting through the middle of the hat (the middle of the circular needles) to get right side out.

Good luck!
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Old 10-28-2007, 02:46 AM   #3
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Thank you! I will try the dpn now, it's not like it was hard to get to where I am at so far. I'm a bit confused though, it's a rolled brim hat and it looks right, it's not inside out...??? (The bumps are on the inside)
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Old 10-28-2007, 12:20 PM   #4
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This picture - http://www.knitpicks.com/content/wp-.../circular4.jpg is what your work should look like. Keep your tips toward you and that will have you working correctly.
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