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Old 03-12-2009, 11:17 PM   #1
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Knitting in the round, 2 circulars instead of DPN - Ribbing?
I am knitting toddler mittens that call for DPNs. I am more comfortable with and have had more success knitting small diameter circular projects with 2 circular needles so am following the pattern with 2 circular needles. This pattern calls for the cuff of the mitten to have 1x1 ribbing. One side of the mitten on 1 of the circular needles looks like it should and the other side on the other circular needle looks like a jumbled mess. Is there some trick to ribbing on 2 circular needles that I'm missing? Thanks so much for the help!
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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Ribbing should knit the same whether you're doing it flat, on dpns or one or 2 circs. Did you get an extra st on the side that doesn't look right and that throws off your ribbing? Count the sts.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:45 PM   #3
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Okay, I counted and didn't see an obvious problem there...the total number of stitches cast on was 26 and I put 13 on each needle. I just counted and still had 13 stitches on each needle. I was only about 1/2 inch into the pattern, maybe I should just unravel and start over.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:45 AM   #4
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26 divided by 2 is 13 so that would be right. I recommend putting 12 on one and 14 on the other so that you'll always end with a purl. It's easier to keep the join neat and ladder free if you start with a knit stitch on each needle.
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