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Knitting – Transfer stitches to new needles?

March 2nd, 2010 · 7 Comments · Knitting Stitches

I broke the tip of the circular needles I was using and had to buy new needles. How do I transfer the stitches from the old needle to the new needle so that I can pick up the project exactly where I left off? Do I slip them knitwise, purlwise, or what? Thanks!

all you do is start knitting with your new circular needles. that way you dont have to slip purlwise and then possibly get problems later.

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  • 1 tlcinthecity // Mar 2, 2010 at

    When transfering to new needles to the best of my knowledge you should transfer purlwise in order for the stitches to be facing the same way on the new needles.

    Hope this helps.
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  • 2 ashleighduarte113 // Mar 2, 2010 at

    for me, all i do is juist connect the tips of the needles and then just slip the stiches from one needle to the other. simple enough.
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  • 3 hot_hermione // Mar 2, 2010 at

    all you do is start knitting with your new circular needles. that way you dont have to slip purlwise and then possibly get problems later.
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  • 4 VicRae // Mar 2, 2010 at

    I would do as Ashleigh said, just put the end that you are working on to the tip of new needles and slide them over especially if you are in the middle of the round.
    That is slide the done stitches on the new needle and pickup where you left off. That way you don’t have to worry if it is purl or knit stitch. As these are circular it shouldn’t be too difficult.
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  • 5 nettiek_64 // Mar 2, 2010 at

    I believe you can just knit the stitches onto your new needles OR just slip them purlwise. Good luck
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  • 6 knitting_time@att.net // Mar 2, 2010 at

    Always slip purlwise unless otherwise indicated.
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  • 7 laurberry123 // Mar 2, 2010 at

    I agree with an earlier post that suggest "knitting onto the new needles" however if your uncomfortable doing that, just slip purlwise. 🙂
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    years of knitting experience

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