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« on: March 26, 2005 10:37:01 AM »

I'm about to start knitting a hat on dpns, due to the lack of 16" circs in my area. the pattern i'm using calls for circs, but i'm going to live on the edge  Wink and use dpns. my question is: when i'm forming the triangle, it won't actually be connected on all sides, there will be an opening between two of the needles, correct? so needle 1 will be connected to 2, 2 connected to 3, but 3 will NOT be connected to 1? and my fourth working needle will really become connected to needle 2, but not 3? i hope you can follow all this, i know im not making much sense. i appreciate any help!
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« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2005 10:41:40 AM »

all 3 of your needles will be connected forming a triangle:
you cast on on 3 needles (we will call them 1-2-3) and then start knitting on the first needle with your fourth needle and this will join number 3 (that thread is still attached to) to number 1.

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« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2005 10:47:44 AM »

i read somewhere that its also ok, if not better, to cast all the stitches onto one needle and then slip them off onto the other two. can i do that?
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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2005 01:42:20 PM »

I've been working on the later gator mitts out of SNBN and I did it that way. I cast on all 30 stitches, then divided them up as evenly as possible between the four needles. Then I started knitting with the fifth one.
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« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2005 02:47:31 PM »

okay, i just tried doing this again, and now my working yarn is in the wrong place... argh!!! now i need to rip out and cast on 60 stitches again. when i'm dividing up, should i start by putting the 1st cast on stitch on the 2nd needle? because i did the last stitch first by accident, which i think caused the problem
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« Reply #5 on: March 27, 2005 05:20:38 PM »

Give yourself a little (actually, a lot of) credit for attempting this at all!  There's a great site, with video, which might be helpful:  http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/advanced_techniques/

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