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Topic: Sock knitting with DPN's-Argh!  (Read 1025 times)
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« Reply #10 on: August 17, 2007 04:09:45 PM »

Thank you so much for all of the encouragement!  I hadn't gotten past a few rows, but it looks like I need to give it more of a chance.  Patience, patience!  I also appreciate the magic loop video link.  I'll have to try that too!
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« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2007 03:12:12 PM »

What everyone else is saying is so true. Get past those first few rows that feel akward and then you should be alright. Keep at it  Grin

« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2007 08:35:58 PM »

I recently bought my first set of DPN's and am finding all of the above to be true as well - it's really tough at first but gets easier.
Thanks for the Magic Loop video, I will have to try that out!
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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2007 01:06:01 AM »

Try knitting toe up with a short row toe. You start off knitting flat with two dpns - by the time you 'add in' the other two and start knitting in the round there's already enough sock there to hold the needles firm and keep all the stitches in order.

« Reply #14 on: August 20, 2007 02:52:38 AM »

Many people find it easier to knit a couple of centimetres flat and then join, that way the fabric holds together better and the item is easy to handle. I know you feel at first like there's no way to hold the DPNs normally, but it became better within an hour or two for me, and instinctive after a couple of days. So do stick with it!!

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