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Old 02-06-2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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How to use 3 dpn needles for armhole of baby sweater?
Can you help.I am new to knitting.
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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Have you looked at the video for using dpns on the Advanced Techniques page? If you have, what do you need to know more specifically?
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Old 02-06-2009, 10:45 PM   #3
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Why, I just finished one sleeve and am starting the second on a baby cardigan, yes, on DPNs.

I have holes to sew up in the first arm, but I hear that's common.
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It is. I just did a baby sweater sleeve and had a time with them, even though I know several tricks. I think I got them closed up with the tail.
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Old 02-07-2009, 09:36 AM   #5
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To try to answer the question - it depends on your pattern. Mine is a top-down raglan, so my instructions said, put 38 stitches on waste yarn, cast on 8 and keep going - then when I got to the sleeves, I divided the stitches on the waste yarn between two needles, and picked up those 8 plus one more on either side of the cast-on on a third needle. Then it was knit a round, re-distribute the stitches, and keep going.

I thought I had holes on the first sleeve, but when I pulled the yarn tail from starting the sleeve, it closed up. I wove in the tail on the second sleeve as I knitted (hold tail as I knit the first stitch, pull it tight and hold doubled with working yarn for about four stitches then drop it) and there's no holes there either. I think that was because of the extra stitches picked up, but if your directions don't say to do it, it could throw off a pattern or a stitch count.

Or is the question about how to use DPNs? I was scared of them to start with, but they're not that hard - you're actually just working with one of the needles with stitches at a time, and all you have to watch for is tension on the stitches at the beginning and end of the needles so you don't have a ladder of really really loose stitches.
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