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Old 04-07-2010, 03:18 AM   #1
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How do I convert my pattern to rounds?
I've only been knitting for a couple months now and I am still learning certain principles and fine tuning others.

I've recently stumbled upon a blog that has some really cute Amigurumi (I believe thats the term) patterns and I've been attempting to make a few of them. The blog says that the patterns would be easy to convert to rounds and she (he?) even suggests doing so if you're comfortable using double point needles. I would like to convert the pattern but I'm not sure how to go about doing so. The pattern I was attempting to do is this cute Koala Baby: http://knittedtoybox.blogspot.com/20...oala-baby.html

Here is the Body section of the pattern for example:
CO6
1. Purl
2. *Kfb* along(12sts)
3. Purl
4. *kfb, k1* along (18sts)
5. Purl
6. *Kfb* along (36sts)
7-21. (Begin with Purl) st-st for 15 rows
22. *k2tog * along (18sts)
23. BO

If someone could translate the whole pattern or even just this section into rounds for me then maybe I could probably figure out how to do the rest by myself for this and future patterns. Even just the basic principle even of how to convert a pattern from rows to rounds would be appreciated. Thanks so much!

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Old 04-07-2010, 08:26 AM   #2
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Even just the basic principle even of how to convert a pattern from rows to rounds would be appreciated.
In a nutshell, your just knitting both sides at the same time, same needle. Often, patterns will add a "selvage stitch" to both sides for sewing together. If that is the case, just omit those and knit row 1 of front, place marker to mark the end of front and the beginning of back, and row 1 of back and then do row 2 of both front and back and so on and so on......
tip: make sure you mark where front and back are.

It looks to me like this pattern is done in the round already.
Is there something Im missing?

btw: thanks for the link...
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Join the 6 sts and change all the odd number purl rows to knit.
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Yea, i forgot the changing the ws rows to their opposites...but this pattern is done in the round already...i pretty sure.
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Yea, i forgot the changing the ws rows to their opposites...but this pattern is done in the round already...i pretty sure.
It says to use the tail to sew up so I think it's flat.
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No, it's done flat, not in the round.
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ok i see that now....thank you Jan for pointing that out.

I personally wouldnt do it that way...but to each their own.
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That's why she's asking to convert it to knit in the round so there's no need to sew it.
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To clarify
First of all, you're welcome for the link! On the main page, if you scroll all the way down to the bottom, there is a list of all the free patterns (http://knittedtoybox.blogspot.com/) there really are some cute projects.

Secondly, I don't want to sound slow but just to check before I start at the pattern, am I literally just taking the pattern I have, as is, and knitting it on dpns? I realize that I need to change the purl rows to knit but is that it? If so then I suppose I was making this seem a lot more difficult in my head! Sorry to have to clarify, I'm still pretty new to this! Thanks for taking the time to help

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Yes all you have to do is cast on 6sts and join the ends when you knit the first round. The even number rows are the RS of the work and when you knit in the round you're always working on the RS. So there's no need to change anything for this pattern except knit the purl rows.
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