Monday, June 19, 2006

Hello everybody! My goal here at Emmy's Knits is to post new things about how to knit, you know the cool tips that the books do NOT teach you about. Today's topic is about double pointed needles...the most misunderstood kind of needles in the market!
Here is my first set of double pointed needles! They are Bolye size 9. After sevearl hours of attempting to make something I finally did! I am very proud of this! It isn't very hard, just try to remember to keep your needles from twisting. When you cast on, cast on all stiches on one needle and then divide them up by adding the loops onto a different needle by slipping purl wise onto all of the other needles.

Also make sure you try not to keep the dpn in that perfect triangle becuase you will never get around the first time. What you see in the textbooks is just tyring to show you how the yarn looks on the dpn. I thought that what you excatly see in the text books is how you should hold the needles. Best idea is to hold two of the needles as if you were knitting with straights and sticking the other two/three needles inbetween your fingers on your left hand (if you are a right-handed knitter). This is a little aquard at first but the more rounds that you do on your neeldes the more weight will keep those other needles in shape and far away from you.

Best of luck!


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