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« on: August 15, 2006 10:27:35 AM »

Hi - just seen the new edition of elle (uk) and legwarmers were a feature. it was knitted love at first sight. I think i get the gist of knitting in the round.. just a couple of questions..
(1) how many stitches do you reckon would be enough? (i have pretty "regular" size ankles/legs!)
(2) Not really a question... but can someone explain the whole dividing stitches across the 3 needles (i think i read somewhere that it had to be a particular no - divisible by 3/4) Huh
thanks for your help Grin

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« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2006 01:09:29 AM »

Have a look here to start you off.
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2006 04:48:42 AM »

As for dividing the stitches, most patterns will tell you how many to put on each needle. It might be evenly divided, but if there's an odd number on one needle, that's close. It depends if you're using a four or five needle set; just don't put the stitches on one of the needles, that's the working one in your right hand.

The video here on working with dpns may help you... http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/


« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2006 06:32:35 AM »

I always accept the possibility that I am wrong but..
I believe the reason that many patterns specify that you should divide the stitches a certain way is that they are sock patterns and certain stitches must be in a certain place for when the heel is made.
If you are doing something like a legwarmer that has no shaping or simple circular shaping than it should matter as much how many stitches and what stitches are on a certain needle.
As I said..I could be wrong.

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« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2006 07:09:11 AM »

No, I think you're right, diosaperdida.


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