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Old 08-23-2009, 04:40 PM   #1
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DPN Cast-On, Join, and Knitting
Hello:

I seem to be having trouble with DPNs and my cast-on and joining in the round.
I can do the cast-on, no problem, but when I go to join them in the round, the needles twist themselves around each other and I lose my starting place, get confused and have to start all over. I do the long-tail cast-on or the slipknot/knit cast-on, and the same happens with either one. Am I doing something wrong? It's very frustrating, because it is stopping me from getting things started. Please help with any suggestions.
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Old 08-23-2009, 05:08 PM   #2
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You can always knit the first couple of rows flat, on straight needles, and transfer to the DPNs (or cable needles). The short seam is almost invisible.
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Thanks Becky! I don't know why on earth I didn't think of that in the first place! A friend of mine told me I was using too many needles. I was/am using four needles to cast on 60 stitches, and the fifth one to knit. She said to use only three needles to cast on, because I need the item to stretch out, and with four it was too tight. I will try her method, and if doesn't work, I will definitely try yours!
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Old 08-23-2009, 10:37 PM   #4
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Your friend's suggestion pretty good, you might be able to get away with putting the sts on just 2 needles, join and knit one round with the 3rd needle, then add the 4th on the next round, and the 5th one later.
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