Sunday, October 2, 2011
Using Double Pointed Needles
If you are like me, the thought of using double pointed needles scared me a bit at first. After a few projects I became more comfortable with them, and now I often prefer them to joined/connected needles because it allows the size of my project to change in circumfrance greatly as I knit. The best tip I found on using double needles is simply to practice. Do be careful not to lose your knitting off one end or the other. (Those little tip guards can be a lifesaver if you have to put down your project.) When using markers make sure they are not located at the end of a needle or they will fall off. And again, practice. If you learn to use them a whole new world of patterns will open up to you.