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Knitting with double pointed needles?

March 2nd, 2010 · 6 Comments · Knitting Double

I am new to knitting and I’m trying my first project with DPN. I have the first row done (24 sts, 8 on each needle, 2K 2P for ribbing), but now I don’t know if I should continue going in a circle, working the next sts on the very first sts, or should I turn and work back over my most recent sts first the way I would with flat knitting?

Thank you!

The nice thing about knitting in the round, and, yes, you will go around, not back and forth, is that outside of ribbing or stitch patterning, you never have to purl, just knit all the stitches, all the way around, every round. After while, usually a very short while, it becomes automatic and you find yourself knitting more quickly than before.

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6 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Kraftygurl // Mar 2, 2010 at

    I am a begiiner knitter. So I can’t anser your question. But there is ravelry.com . It is a knitting – crocheting community. I just love it. There is so much information. Good Luck
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  • 2 amoonsinger // Mar 2, 2010 at

    You don’t turn, just continue to the next needle over. This is a form of circular knitting.
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  • 3 Donya // Mar 2, 2010 at

    Here is a link to a tutorial that is excellent for beginners.
    The second link is for other knitting techniques you may need.
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    http://www.stitchdiva.com/custom.aspx?id=104
    http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/instructions.php

  • 4 bardotc'estlavie // Mar 2, 2010 at

    You only knitting the Right Side that is facing you, not like when you use a single point needle, this you don’t turn over just keep going around and around.
    Good luck!!!!!!!
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  • 5 Dolly O // Mar 2, 2010 at

    Double point needles are made for circular knitting. If you wanted straight fabric, you would use 2 needles. You should continue around starting on the next stitch. But first mark the beginning of the round so you will know which round you are on by putting a pin or a piece of yarn there. Using double pointed needles means that you are always on the right side of the fabric. You don’t see this with ribbing. But if you were doing stockinette stitch on circular needles, you would be just knitting a knit stitch every round.

    Hope this helps.
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  • 6 mickiinpodunk // Mar 2, 2010 at

    The nice thing about knitting in the round, and, yes, you will go around, not back and forth, is that outside of ribbing or stitch patterning, you never have to purl, just knit all the stitches, all the way around, every round. After while, usually a very short while, it becomes automatic and you find yourself knitting more quickly than before.
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    I have been knitting for 54 years and crocheting for 37.

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