I’m just learning how to knit with DPNs, and I think I’m finally getting the hang of it, except that twice I’ve had to frog because I keep picking up my work after a break and start knitting with two of the three needles in the triangle…completely forgetting to pick up the fourth needle and knit onto it! Am I the only person who does this? It’s like my mind goes into autopilot and I think I’m knitting with two regular needles! :doh:
lol i only have this problem when i start a project on DPNs…probably because if i have decreased to a point where i am on DPNs i don’t stop so i don’t have that time to forget what i am doing…but yes, i have done it too and then been puzzled because it just doesn’t seem to be working right!
Heh, yes, I’ve done it It is really easy to do.
I’ve also gone “backwards” and ended up with purl stitches on the outside… :doh:
The first project with dpns is a bit confusing. I felt like the needles were out of control! It gets easier.
Thanks for all the encouraging words! One other thing I’ve learned is that using the double cast-on is a must when using DPNs. I was trying to divide single cast-on stitches between needles, with unhappy results (stitches just sorta went poof). I had never done the double cast-on before because it looked too complicated :oops: . Well, it’s not!
:shock: OMG, I cannot image not doing the long-tail cast-on on dpns. I think I’d go insane! :shock:
I will have to say that I have done that as well but I have gone to the magic loop and I love it … soo maybe if you don’t get the dpn’s you can go to the magic loop… it is EASY and fun… well good luck on all
:shock: OMG, I cannot image not doing the long-tail cast-on on dpns. I think I’d go insane! :shock:[/quote]
What IS the long-tail (or double, for that matter :P) cast-on? I love DPNs and use them for everything I can, but I always just do the plain old regular cast on. I cast on each needle, though, instead of all on one needle and then slipping them.
The double and single cast on are described here:
I learned both from the “Stitch N Bitch” book, though. The Stitch N Bitch book has nice detailed diagrams. With the double cast-on, both “tails” end up on one side which is extremely helpful if you slip off stitches to DPNs. As I found.
Here’s Amy’s demonstration of the long-tail cast-on:
I use it for practically everything!
Oh please that would NEVER happen to me! NEVER! HA!
Ok, so in my first DPN project it happened SEVERAL times, and believe me, I know will CONTINUE to happen because I won’t think about what I am doing, but my biggest FUBAR lately was my picking up stitches fiasco where my circular needles ended up in some twisty figure 8 configuration where there was no way you could even bring them together again!