Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2007, 12:38 PM   #1
Ribbing the Cuff
scarlettbegonias1's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: asheville,NC
Posts: 33
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Help finding a pattern...
Hi...I am very new to knitting on dpns (I have never knit anything with them) Does anyone have a suggestion for a pattern to practice with dpns. I have size 2 dpns and I have some sock yarn. Should I just go for socks??
Thanks in advance for the help.
Follow your bliss...

scarlettbegonias1 is offline   Reply With Quote


This advertising will not be shown to registered members. Join our free online community today!

Old 11-11-2007, 01:40 PM   #2
Turning the Heel
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 711
Thanks: 59
Thanked 312 Times in 198 Posts
I have 2 thoughts-- the first is that you've got the yarn and the small needles and so in a way you're all set to go with socks. But the 2nd is that sock construction is a bit complex-- nothing impossible, but for the first time on dpns, I might try something much more basic. Maybe a hat? You'd need bigger needles and thicker yarn, probably, but this one below is a great standard hat. I just wrote out for another post, how to convert the pattern (which is written for flat knitting) into the round, and so I'm copying and pasting it, below the link. All you will do is to divide your stitches as evenly as possible on 3 needles (if you are using a set of 4-- the 4th is your working needle) or 4 needles (if you are using a set of 5-- then the 5th one is your working needle). The one hint I would give for using dpns, is that you need to mark your rounds-- otherwise you will lose track of the beginnings of your rows (have you ever worked with a circular needle before?). Unlike with a circular, the marker is going to fall off of the end of the needle. So after a few rows, just stick a safety pin in the fabric at the point where your rows begin. Before that, you won't lose your starting point because the tail of your cast on will be there. Of course, it will ALWAYS be there-- but it's just easier when you get going to not have to look back for it all the time.

1. When you cast on, subtract 1 stitch from the number they give you (so if they say cast on 51, you're only going to cast on 50). This is true for every size and every yarn weight.
2. Join the stitches and go to their directions for ribbing. In their "row 1", where it says K2 P2, repeat to end, and then K1, delete that last stitch, the K1 (you'll see that you won't have that last stitch to work anyway, since you cast on 1 less. That would have been your seam stitch if you were knitting flat). Then ignore their directions for "row 2" and just keep repeating row 1, so that you will knit your knit stitches and purl your purl stitches, since you are knitting in the round. Also, if you like a K1 P1 rib better, do that instead-- you'll still come out right in your numbers.
3. Crown instructions-- knit all the rows, instead of knit 1 row, purl 1 row, since you are knitting in the round. Ignore ending with a purl row.
4. Shape top instructions-- on the odd number rows, you are going to be decreasing in 4 sections of the hat (you divide your stitches into 4 sections. So if you have 80 stitches, you will decrease in each set of 20 stitches). It then tells you to finish those rows with K1. Ignore that last K stitch--again, that's your seam stitch you've left off since you are working in the round. Then on the even numbered rows, they tell you to purl-- just knit them, since you are in the round.
brittyknits is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2007, 01:54 PM   #3
Knit On!
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Montana
Posts: 27,765
Thanks: 160
Thanked 6,457 Times in 6,038 Posts
Send a message via Yahoo to suzeeq
You wouldn't have to knit socks, there's some patterns for armwarmers/fingerless gloves that take about a size 2 needle and sock yarn.
sue- knitting heretic

suzeeq is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2007, 03:42 PM   #4
Casting On
multicrafty's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Ohio
Posts: 17
Thanks: 2
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
I watched the Knitty Gritty episode on this last week I believe. It uses #2 needles and some sock yarn. You could probably just omit the finger part if you wanted too.,00.html

My blog

My Flickr Photos

Multicrafty on Ravelry
multicrafty is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need help finding a pattern N0obKnitter Pattern Central 11 04-17-2011 09:38 PM
Finding a pattern michele38 General Knitting 4 08-25-2008 10:26 AM
Seen Some Pattern Finding Help? Miley384 Pattern Central 4 11-23-2007 12:08 PM
need help finding pattern brownsugarrendon Pattern Central 3 08-22-2006 09:40 PM
help finding pattern amp926 Pattern Central 2 06-11-2005 07:09 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:08 PM.