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Old 11-17-2008, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hi my name is Gloria and I am a new member.
I am knitting slippers for the first time and having a difficult time. My directions say to use double pointed kneedles and do not work in the round. My work is on three double pointed kneedles and I do not know if I am supposed to cut my yarn and work the kneedles back and forth, I don't know how to keep it together. If someone out there can help I would truly appreciate it. Our knitting group doesn't get together until Friday and today is Monday. Thanks.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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Hi Gloria, welcome!

If you're using a pattern that's available free online, it would be helpful if you could post a link. That would make it easier to help you.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:07 PM   #3
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Welcome to KH!

As the whole point of DPNs is to work in the round I'm a bit confused. I'd also like to see the pattern instructions.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:14 PM   #4
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The book i got pattern from is called Patons. www.patonsyarns.com
The pattern is called textured slippers. Help!
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:18 PM   #5
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You use dpns but you don't join in the round....odd. Maybe you're just supposed to knit like normal...just knit from your last cast on stitch? Hmmm. Yeah, if you could post a link to the pattern you're knitting, that'd be totally awesome, and hopefully we can help you out some more. Btw, welcome to KH!!
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:19 PM   #6
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Being this isn't a free pattern you'll need to post the portion of the patt that's confusing you.
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:26 PM   #7
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Knitting Slippers
Ok, here goes. After I have done all I wind up with 17 sts. Break yarn. Leave sts on needle. With rs of work facing and 1st dpn pick up and knit 16 sts up right side of triange. With 2nd dpn k17 from left hand needle. ?? With 3rd dpn pickup and knit 16 sts down left side of triangle. 49 sts. Turn. Do not join in rnd. Working back and forth across all 3 needles, proceed as follows. The rest I can follow. What do you think?
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Old 11-17-2008, 05:43 PM   #8
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Was the previous part knit in the round on dpns? Or is this section curved, and therefor you can't put it on straights? It sounds like you're supposed to knit as though on straights, but with the stitches broken up on several dpns. I don't know why, though. Assuming that's right, I would put the stitches on the 3 dpns, then knit across one with a 4th dpn. When you get to the end of the 1st dpn, take the one that is now empty and use it to knit across the 2nd dpn. Then do the same with the 3rd. Then turn your work around and go back the other way, in the same way. Sounds needlessly confusing to me, though.
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Old 11-17-2008, 06:11 PM   #9
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Hi, thanks for your help. No the first part was very easy. Done on straight needles. I wound up with a little triangle on one straight needle. 17 sts. The next part of the pattern is what is confusing to me. I never knitted socks or slippers before. None of it makes sense to me. It sounds like I should be straight knitting. But do I keep all attached to one strand of yarn. I do not get it.
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I have no clue, sorry. Maybe if I could see the rest of the pattern, I could make sense of it. You can't really post the whole pattern because of copyright laws, though. Maybe someone else on the board has the book and can help you? Sorry I can't be more help!
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