Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Needle Question

Hi there! I am new to the knitalong and was wondering about the needles-has anyone knit these with 4 needles instead of 5? I have a set of 4 DPN's and I can use a circular for the 5th if need be-I just don't really feel like buying another just for one more needle. If anyone has adjusted it to do 4, I'd love to hear about it. I know I could just figure out the decreases on three needles but I have 3 little kids (one of whom is not quite 4 months old) and the hubby is out of town and my brain is just tired so I thought I'd ask if anyone's already done it. Thanks!


Megan said...

Oh you can absolutely knit these on 4 needles instead of 5. I'd just ignore which stitches are on which needle, and use stitch markers to indicate where the needles would end if you were using 5 needles. (I hope that makes sense!) I know at least one person has had success knitting these on 2 circulars, so using 5 needles is certainly not required. Good luck!

jody said...

thanks, Megan-had not thought of the stitch marker idea! I'll do that!!