Circular Knitting with DPNs (double pointed needles)



Circular Knitting with DPNs (double pointed needles)

This video shows how to cast on, join in the round, and knit in the round (circular knitting), using dpns (double pointed needles). It also shows how to cast…

19 Comments/Reviews

  • Sandy Davis says:

    I am very happy to help! 🙂 Welcome to the wonderful world of knitting.

  • kittywillow1986 says:

    Thank you so much for your video. I can now knit on dpns!! I’m going to use
    the technique to knit some santa sacks and fill them with sweets for
    children for Christmas!!

  • Sandy Davis says:

    I’m so glad that my video helped you!

  • saanrio says:

    Thank you so much for this! I have a project that I have been wanting to
    make with DPNs, but I was having trouble finding a good explanation of how
    to join the stitches. This was very clear, and I love that you used such
    large yarn and needles, it made it all very easy to see. Thanks again!

  • kittywillow1986 says:

    Hi Sandy, just put a pic of my Santa sack on Ravelry. knittykitty1986. Hope
    you like it!!

  • Sandy Davis says:

    Yes, it should work well for any project worked in the round on circular
    needles or double pointed needles. I use it all the time.

  • Sandy Davis says:

    Thank you for watching!

  • PrairiePie23 says:

    Hey, Sandy, thanks. This was abundantly clear. I’m giving up on the
    circular needles and trying this.

  • Teresa Foster says:

    Thank you so much. I am now able to knit in the round using DPN. I could
    not have done it without your video.

  • kittywillow1986 says:

    I think you are an amazing.knitter! I am going to be posting pics on my
    Ravelry account knittykitty1986 so you can have a look. Happy knitting x
    Kitty x

  • humantree humansalt says:

    I just want to say this is the best video that I could find on YouTube for
    learning how to use DPNs. THANK YOU!!! 😀 I learned immediately!

  • Ann Cheramie-Folk says:

    Best video ever. But I do have a few questions, Insert the forth needle
    into the first stitch of the left hand needle. I can do that. The next step
    are you knitting off the needle that is the center needle? What happened is
    thing I am doing exacting what you are doing but after the row is completed
    the work (the third set of stitches look a mess) and nothing like your,
    Thank you

  • Sandy Davis says:

    To make stripes match up, you need to do a “jogless join”. Look it up
    online, and you’ll find some good tutorials for that.

  • Sandy Davis says:

    Hello there! Here’s how it works: You SWAP the stitches. Nothing is dropped
    off the needles. You move the two switches over to the other needle. I hope
    this answers your question. Happy knitting!

  • JenReads says:

    Thanks! Will this method work if making things like fingerless mittens with
    cables or complicated stitch work if they are all done in one yarn? I am
    challenging myself to do more complex projects this year. 🙂

  • Sandy Davis says:

    I love it! Aren’t you proud? 🙂

  • ivyrazalli says:

    Thank you for the video. I’ve watched many, many videos but still can’t
    figure out how to do it, but your video is very clear. Thanks so much!

  • JenReads says:

    I hope your method of joining helps me with the problem I have been having
    with my stripes not matching up. I was afraid to try anything complicated
    like charts or cables until I could solve the problem. I knit a toy monster
    from Rebecca Danger’s book and his stripes don’t quite match up! Oh well he
    is still super cute!

  • Sandy Davis says:

    What a nice thing to say! 🙂 I look forward to seeing your project page.

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