is there anywhere online that says how to do this or should i just take the pattern I have and convert it to DPN's? is socks on 2 circs easy? I want to start these socks asap (well i have to order the circ's first but then I can start)
<a href="http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm" target="_blank">http://www.socknitters.com/2circs/index.htm</a><br><br>
You can just use DPN if you love them, but I really like 2 circs. I have the Queen Kahuna book (2 circs, any yarn/any gauge).<br><br>
If the pattern is written for a set of five dpn's then there should be no problem using it as is, just turn needles 1&2 in to circ 1 and needles 3&4 into circ 2, you can also place a marker in the middle of each circ so the stitches will be broken up into the four quadrants. If it's written using for a set of four dpns it get a little tricky but still very doable - just use the same trick with the marker to block off the "needles" and be prepared for some slight rearranging when you do the heel.<br><br><a href="http://www.az.com/~andrade/knit/twocirculars.html" target="_blank">Here's</a> a nice little page with some information.
I never used DPNs for socks except for about 3 rows and said no way because I have to be able to put it down without it falling off. So, all my socks are done on 2 circs (one sock at a time so far) and I just do it exactly like I were using DPNs EXCEPT you always keep the stitches on the same circ. So, its easiest if the circs are different lengths or colors or something to identify that A and C go together and B and D go together.
The pattern is written for 2 circs, which I am sure I can switch to 3 DPN's (which is how I like to knit my socks), but since each kit has given me new challenges I thought I would give this a go.<br><br>
The sites confuse me, but I know I just need to do it to get it. I have heard a lot of good things about the Queen Kahuna book!