It's tricky to start so few sts on all the dpns; I found you can just CO to one needle and put the sts on just 2. Use the 3rd to knit with until you get quite a few more sts increased, then rearrange the sts and add the 4th needle. And then the 5th if you've got a 5 needle set. Or you can use 2 circs the same way.
I did pretty much like Sue suggested, and I worked from that pattern. It was only awkward for a few rounds. I remember I tried ML first, but that was a train wreck, so I went back to dpns. I loved knitting mine - good luck with yours!
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