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How I Avoid Ladders on DPNs

Whenever I talk about how much I love knitting with double-pointed needles (DPNs), people who aren’t converts talk about the ladder. It’s that awful run of loose stitches you get where you switch needles, and it does make your knitting look less than tidy.

It took me a long time to get the hang of avoiding that ladder and sometimes even now I’ll end up with one if I’m working at an unusual gauge, but I’ve mostly got the hang of avoiding it and this video shows you what I do.

I wasn’t feeling chatty so you get slightly sarcastic, extremely silly captions instead (which is basically my natural speaking tone anyway).

Oh, and you also get some old timey music to cheer you along. You’re welcome.


3 thoughts on “How I Avoid Ladders on DPNs

  1. This is the same way one avoids ladders on two circular needles (yes, contrary to popular belief, one CAN get ladders on two circs)!
    Thanks for the fun video!


    1. You’re welcome! Thanks for watching! 🙂

      I’ve never tried knitting on two circs. Or wait… I think I did once, but it wasn’t for me. I can imagine this would be useful whatever style, since all it is is evening out your tension.

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      1. I learned to knit small diameter on two circs then magic loop and now double points. I use whichever method works best for the yarn/situation I’m in – or the mood I’m in. 😉
        And yes, it is just evening out your tension. Your video was very clear and one of the best I’ve seen.


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