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Posted - 08/31/2006 :  4:54:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit LadySpring's Homepage Send LadySpring a Private Message
Okay, I have a question. But first...I am right handed but I knit left handed. I taught myself how to knit and that is how I taught myself and I haven't looked back since. I generally don't have a problem with patterns and such but the other day, I decided to try knitting socks on two circular needles instead of DPNs. I have read and heard it is faster, easier, etc. I sat down last night and cast on stitchs and started knitting using directions from a book, as usual. I knit the stitches off of needle 1 and, when it came to knitting the stitches off of needle 2, I hit a wall. The stitches I needed to knit were at the other end of needle 2 so, to 'correct' the problem, I had to slide the stitches to the other end of my circular needle and then knit them. Knitting socks this way seems neither faster nor easier. So my question is...Am I doing something wrong here or is that what y'all have had to do when attempting to knit socks on two circs? Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Posted - 08/31/2006 :  6:13:51 PM  Show Profile Send Fivefibers a Private Message
I knit socks with two circs. I taught myself and have no problems. Much faster, IMO.

I'm trying to figure out what you did. Did you continue knitting after you finished needle #1? If so, simply rearrange your stitches. No biggie. You just need to get the rhythm.

When you begin to knit, you pick up the end of needle #1. AS SOON AS those stitches are off one side of the needle and onto the other end of the SAME circ, then proceed with needle #2 and pick up the end of that circ, and knit those stitches from one end to the other.

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Chatty Knitter

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Posted - 09/09/2006 :  07:29:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Dejhia's Homepage  Send Dejhia a Yahoo! Message Send Dejhia a Private Message
I'm not sure what you did wronge, but I've never had to rearnge stitches or anything else. Unfortuanly, I'm still on my first cup of morning caffeene or else I would sit here and try to figure out what is not right. Though, it sounds like FiveFibers did that already.

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Posted - 09/09/2006 :  10:20:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit of troy's Homepage Send of troy a Private Message
re: I am right handed but I knit left handed.

define that--
A--do you knit your stitches ROM Left hand needle onto Right hand needle, HOLDING the YARN IN YOUR LEFT HAND?

or do
B--you knit your stitches FROM Right hand needle onto Left hand needle HOLDING the YARN IN YOUR LEFT HAND?

if the answere is A, that is normal, and you likely knit continental or combination style.

if the answer is B, you knit true left hand or reverse knitting.

and yes, with 2 on 2 circs, you move the stitches from one end of the circ (an over sized DPN when you think about) to the other, just as you move stitches on DPN's from one end to the other as you knit in the round.

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