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Oct 13, 2013 15:27:30   #
AuniteM
 
I have "mastered" knitting mittens on 4 dpns but would like to knit them on 2 circular needles instead. Does anybody know if I can use a straight needle pattern and use it on the circular needles? I really don't think there would be a problem - the biggest difference being in the casting on and splitting the stitches between two needles instead of 3 needles.

I have found videos on youtube for doing two mittens on one circular needles and how to cast on for that but not for 2 circular needles and the cast on.
 
Oct 13, 2013 15:43:41   #
triciad19
 
To knit on 2 circular needles divide cast on stitches on the 2 needles instead of 3 dp then knit as usual. If you are knitting 2 mittens at the same time I can't help. Try the magic loop method.
Oct 13, 2013 16:22:19   #
pilotskeemsmom
 
AuniteM wrote:
I have "mastered" knitting mittens on 4 dpns but would like to knit them on 2 circular needles instead. Does anybody know if I can use a straight needle pattern and use it on the circular needles? I really don't think there would be a problem - the biggest difference being in the casting on and splitting the stitches between two needles instead of 3 needles.

I have found videos on youtube for doing two mittens on one circular needles and how to cast on for that but not for 2 circular needles and the cast on.
I have "mastered" knitting mittens on 4 ... (show quote)


I do them all the time there is a picture of a WIP at
http://www.knittingparadise.com/t-194470-1.html
Oct 13, 2013 16:35:00   #
chickkie
 
no, don't use a straight needle pattern, but any pattern that calls for double point needles can be used. The same principles hold for using two circulars as for doing them via magic loop on one circular. You just have more dangling tips to contend with when you use two circulars
Oct 14, 2013 02:34:22   #
AmyKnits (account disabled)
 
chickkie wrote:
no, don't use a straight needle pattern, but any pattern that calls for double point needles can be used. The same principles hold for using two circulars as for doing them via magic loop on one circular. You just have more dangling tips to contend with when you use two circulars


I agree with chickkie... Choose a pattern for mittens that is already written for working in the round and just divide your stitches in half instead of thirds to knit them on two circular needles instead of three DPNS.

A pattern written for straights will usually account for seaming (selvage stitches) and you will need to adjust the numbers for the entire pattern if knitting in the round. A better and easier idea is to use a pattern already written to be knitted seamlessly.
Oct 14, 2013 04:23:50   #
pilotskeemsmom
 
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/mittenformula.htm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5dQejYqoPc This is a video for knitting two at once using two circulars.
 
Oct 14, 2013 10:01:15   #
past
 
Since you have already mastered one patter and know how it goes together I would use that same pattern for the first pair of mittens using 2 circulars.
Oct 23, 2013 18:03:40   #
AuniteM
 
No, I'm not using a pattern for 2 straight needles. I guess I wasn't clear when I said "straight" needles. I used that term for 4 dpn/s as opposed to the circular needles. My bad!

I am currently working on a pair of mittens on 2 circular needles. Easier on the hands than the dpns but at this point not much faster. Guess speed comes with practice.

I would like to attach a picture but for some reason my computer isn't letting me attach files. I could copy and paste but guess that doesn't work here either! Someday I'll figure out what is wrong with the file attachment on my computers.
Oct 23, 2013 18:07:26   #
AuniteM
 
I haven't checked this video yet but have gone to several for knitting 2 on 2 circulars. I got hung up on the casting on and the first round! Casting on wasn't the problem, I can do that quite easily. It was doing the first round and not twisting my yarn or having gaps at the start. I finally found a video done by Cat Bhordi for casting on one circular and managed to use it for my two circulars. Worked out well for me.
 
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