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Old 01-08-2009, 01:50 AM   #1
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Where do I put the marker on the DPN when I am knitting in the round with them? Any pointers on using DPN when knitting in the round? I am trying a a baby hat and I am starting to get frustrated. DPN are harder then circular needles.
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Old 01-08-2009, 02:02 AM   #2
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Make the first stitch of your round either the last stitch on a needle or the second one and place your marker before it.
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Old 01-08-2009, 11:43 AM   #3
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If you leave a tail, you'll always know that it's by the tail if it's the first stitch on the needle. If not, you can tie a piece of yarn or use a locking clip/safety pin in the knitting somewhere.

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Old 01-08-2009, 04:37 PM   #4
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Do what works for you, but it helps to be consistent once you develop your own marker-placement style. On dpns, I always put my marker two stitches from the end of the round (ie., right before the last two stitches on my last needle) ---or--- if I have a pattern that repeats, even something like a simple 3X2 rib, I put the marker right before the last repeat (in the example given, five stitches from the end of the round).
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