Dpn pattern to straight needles

I have found a pattern for lacy mittens knitted on dpns - is it possible to change this pattern onto straight needles, and how do I go about it.

In general you would reverse the order of the stitches on the even rounds and switch knits for purls and vice versa. For a lace pattern in which the even rounds could all be knits in the round, you would convert to a purl round when knitting flat. You can also add an edge or selvedge stitch on each end for a seam and you’d probably want to place the seam opposite the thumb.
Can you give us a link to the particular pattern?

Thanks so much for your reply. The pattern is for lacy mittens which I found in Simply Knitting October 2012. I can copy the stitch pattern out - it’s in 6 rounds - will this be of help.

Thank you again

Is there a particular reason you don’t want to knit them in the round? If your don’t like dpns, you could use a long circular needle with magic loop or two circular needles. Just a thought, in case it’s of interest or help to you.

If every other row is a plain knit, you would purl that if you want to knit it flat.

Thank you, I’m thinking that if I love this pattern so much, I may just have to knit in the round. I see there are videos that I can get tuition on this “art” so that should be a big help. Cheers

Knitting in the round is [I][B]not [/B][/I]hard, just choose your “weapon” (dpns or circs) and go for it. I think you’ll be glad to add knitting in the round to your skill set. Then you’ll be doing the reverse, figuring out how to convert flat knitted patterns to knitting in the round! I for one am glad to be rid of even one seam.[I][/I]

thanks for your reply…do you prefer dpns or circular…but guess for me if it says dpn that’s what I’ll use. Cheers

I’ve practiced with dpns but haven’t done much with them so I guess I’d have to say I prefer circs. While I think both are useful to be competent with I haven’t worked much with dpns because it hasn’t been necessary. I tend to not learn something new until I actually need it. Then it’s crash course, do or die time. I started knitting in the round with circular needles because I had them. My interchangeable set lets me use whatever size I want in various cable lengths. For some small diameter knitting I can see that dpns would perhaps be preferable. Another thing about dpns is that you can drop and lose them (my chair loves to eat knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, scissors, remotes, etc.) but with circular needles both tips are connected. I think of them as easily retrievable needles on a leash.

Dpns can be a bugger to get started - sometimes it works to CO the stitches and knit the first row before joining so there’s a little bit more than just loops on the needles. But circulars can also be tricky to start, especially if you’re using magic loop to make something smaller than the needle is long. There again, it helps to do the first row flat, then pull out a loop of the needle halfway around the sts and then join.

For me, it was just easier to learn dpns than to convert a pattern and it turned out that they weren’t such a big deal after all. I did start with metal dpns which were a disaster but once I found the “grabbier” bamboo dpns anything was possible. You might give them a try.

Yep, I agree. I did start with them on the top of a hat though so it would be much easier. I do prefer circs now but use bamboo if I’m going to use them now. I hate seams.:teehee:

thanks for your reply…am thinking of giving dpns a go and I will get bamboo xoxo

thanks for that…am thinking of giving the dpns a go and will look at getting bamboo xoxo

thanks so much for your reply…will look at giving the dpns a go as do like the pattern I have found…at the moment it is in the too hard basket but when I have finished the current jersey and knitted yet another beanie for xmas pressie may just start it xoxo

thanks for your reply…will certainly take on board your hints…as I do like the pattern I found, I will probably have to give it a go with those dpns!!