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« on: December 20, 2007 07:29:49 PM »

So im making a beret for the first time on double pointed needles and i have not yet got to the "now switch to double points" but for some reason i dont see how those bad boys are going to stay on without slipping off... am i so wrong? do those stitch holders work?? or am i being a drama queen and i just dont know what im talking about??  Huh
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2007 08:06:32 PM »

Unless your tension is really, really loose, they'll stay on (unless you load each needle too full of stitches).  If you're still concerned, you can use point protectors to make sure they don't slip off.
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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2007 09:21:03 PM »

Or be like me & collect way more than 4 or 5 DPNs per size. Wink 

If you're hesitant, there's always using alternative small diameter knitting methods. Smiley Knitting Help
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2007 04:42:49 AM »

You can tie rubber bands around the ends you aren't using.
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2007 05:52:16 AM »

If you use wood or bamboo DPNs they grab the yarn better and don't let it slip off as easily.
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