9: My 10 Secrets to Knitting with Double Pointed Needles

  1. The first time you use them, use them with something like the decreases on a hat
  2. Cast on all on 1 needle and then move your stitches.
  3. Use wooden needles when you are starting to learn dpn’s
  4. Work with 5 needles, not 4
  5. Use small stitch markers
  6. When starting with dpn, start your round in the middle of the needle
    1. So if you have 40 stitches total, and you’re of course working with 5 needles, you’ll have 5 stitches on needle 1, 10 on needles 2-4, and 5 on needle 5, when you go to join you’ll knit the stitches from needle 1 to needle 5, joining it, but since it’s not where needles meet, you’ll get less of a gap.
  7. When you come to the end of a needle, snug up the first few stitches on the new one.
  8. Rotate your stitches are you work around. So when you get to the end of a needle instead directly moving to the next one, knit at least 1 or 2 stitches onto the needle you just filled
  9. Watch when starting a new needle how you are holding it in relation to your live stitches. Keep the new stitches as close to the old ones as possible.
  10. Most of all take your time!

Where you can come and see me this month (Sept 2018)

Endless Mountain Fiber Festival Sept 8-9

Knit Locally  Sept 15 Trunk show and Knitting with Hand Dyed Yarn Class)

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival Sept 28th Knitting with Hand Dyed Yarn Class

Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival  Show- Sept 29-30


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