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Old 12-21-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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changing needles
I'm making a hat for my little brother, and on the pattern it says to switch to double point needles when it gets to small for the circular ones that I'm using now. I'm not sure how to do that, and when you switch to the double pointed ones, is there like a different way of knitting?

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Old 12-21-2008, 09:38 PM   #2
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Knitting with DPNs is fairly easy when you do it within a hat like you are. You usually have 3 or 4 needles with stitches on them (I prefer 3) and knit with an empty one. You will only be using 2 needles at a time so it's not hard. Just make sure you pull the yarn tight when going from one needle to the next to prevent gaps aka ladders.

To start them now just take one DP and start knitting with it. When you have a number of stitches use another, etc.

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