I’m knitting Joelle Hoverson’s “Baby’s Denim Drawstring Pants” from her book “Last Minute Knitted Gifts”.
Each leg was worked on 5dpn’s, and then are to be put onto the one 16 inch circular, with a few stitches cast on in the crotch area. I managed that… awkwardly!.. but the real problem has started with me trying to actually KNIT these stitches on my 16 inch circular. Its practically impossible to ease the stitches close enough to the tip of the needle to be able to knit each one.
Its not that there are too many stitches or too few for the needle. I don’t think there’s a problem there. Its more like the metal point parts of the needle are too long in proportion to the length of the cable, so there’s no give in the straight ends and the only maneouvrability is with the cable itself. I’ve been in a ridiculous, frazzled mess, and I don’t know if I’m doing something wrong or its the fault of the needles.
I’ve finally resorted to putting my work back onto dpn’s, which I enjoy using even less than circulars! I have used circulars before though, and although I don’t like them, I can usually knit with them.
Has anyone knit this pattern before, and can give me some advice please? What am I doing wrong? These are the pants -