Knitting Tips by Judy
You'll need to use DP needles when there are too few stitches for a circular needle (as for sox or mittens). Once you cast on and get into a rhythm it's easy. Don't be afraid to try it.
To cast on divide the number of stitches evenly between 3 needles.
After casting on each needle lay flat. You are basically going to be working in the round, same as with a circular needle so it's again most important that the work doesn't twist when you join.
Take the 4th needle and insert it into the FIRST stitch on needle 3, and knit that stitch using the yarn from the LAST stitch on the needle. Once that stitch is worked, the work will be joined. and will form a triangle. TIP: Be sure to pull the first few stitches tighter than you normally would so there won't be a gap at the join. Now you will have another empty needle so continue until you have a complete round.
Place a stitch marker so you'll know where you started and continue knitting. TIP: It's helpful to rearrange the stitches every few rounds in order to change where the joins are. This is done by sliding a stitch or two from the fi rst needle onto the next. Be sure to keep your marker for the beginning of the row.