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Hi everyone,<br><br>
I'm hoping someone can help me with the punk rock soaker pattern. I've been knitting it in the round on dpn's, and now the pattern says place 19 sts on a holder and then knit flat. Which stitches should I be placing on the holder, and how do I switch to flat knitting when I've been using DPN's? I mindlessly transferred 19 sts from the left needle and then realized I was stumped as to how to keep knitting from there. How do I switch to flat when I have three needles in the mix?<br><br>
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I don't know how to look at the pattern, so I'm not sure which 19 stitches, but once you figure that out, you put those 19 on a holder, then knit the rest off of your DPNs onto the straight needle (or whatever you'll use to knit flat). During this process your DPNs are the left needle (one at a time), and your straight needle is the right needle. Once all the stitches (except 19) are on the straight needle, pick up the second straight and knit flat as you normally would.
 

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The pattern doesn't say which 19 sts. It doesn't really matter since it's a soaker and the same all the way around, is what I figured. So I just assumed it meant the ones at the beginning of the round... but then when I transferrd them I realized I didn't know what to do from there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I thought about doing what you suggested... but then I thought, if I am using a straight needle to knit from the DPN on the right, won't the pattern be backwards then? I mean, I've been working in st st, but then if I flip it around, won't the outside of the pattern become the inside and vice versa? I hope I make sense.<br><br>
ETA: I figured it out... lol, I must have been too dense or something but I forgot that I simply have to switch to purling on the wrong side for st st, so that solves that!
 

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