View Full Version : FO: My first DPN mitten!

12-24-2010, 10:09 PM

It's that mitten that was kicking my butt earlier! Now I'll be up all night finishing the other one. lol

Jan in CA
12-24-2010, 10:27 PM
It looks awesome! :thumbsup:

12-25-2010, 09:48 AM
Great job - glad you kept at it and finished.

12-25-2010, 05:48 PM
Looks so good ! Now get to work on the other mitten!:)

12-26-2010, 12:05 PM
Congrats on conquering the DPNs! Looks awesome!

12-27-2010, 11:19 AM
:cheering: :woot:

12-27-2010, 11:45 AM
Looks really warm! Nice work.

12-27-2010, 11:55 AM
Thanks guys. I'm hoping I get better about joining needles, 'cause you can see that line going up the front. I thought I was pulling tight enough! Ugh. Started the other mitten but got stuck at the part of the thumb where you have to cast on again. I was knitting at a friend's house last night and didn't have my laptop to youtube it again. lol Might actually start a new thread about that... see if I can get some advice.

12-27-2010, 02:45 PM
Way to go! You're still leagues ahead of me! I've yet to try a mitten and those fiddly dpn's!

Great work!

12-27-2010, 05:14 PM
Way to go! You're still leagues ahead of me! I've yet to try a mitten and those fiddly dpn's!

Great work!
No way - you've never used DPNs before? I saw your FO hoodie and was super impressed. I bet you'd make some bad a$$ mittens!!

12-27-2010, 05:33 PM
No...never used dpn's to knit a project....except for the very top of a hat...but then I learned how to knit small diameter using the "2-circulars" method...and dpn's have been history ever since!

However, I recently watched Eunny Jang using dpn's for the gusset and heel of a sock, and she used Signature dpn's...and it looked much easier!

But I've never knit a single sock either. Not even cast on for a sock! The closest I got to sock Knitting is buying some sock yarn and buying a few sock how-to books.

What confuses me are all the sock Knitting methods! Toe up; toe up 2-at-a-time; cuff down; magic loop;2-circ's; dpn's. Everyone has something positive and/or negative to say about all the choices. So here I sit: sockless!

12-27-2010, 06:38 PM
Thank you for posting your mitten. It is beautiful ! Right now I am learning to knit socks.Someday I am sure i will be knitting mittens. Is it very difficult to do ? Sheila

12-28-2010, 06:32 PM
Thanks! You know what, I'm not sure how it compares to socks, because like ArtLady, I've never knitted a sock and really have no desire to. I can see me knitting some slippers at some point though. I used a "basic mitten" pattern - nothing fancy. So no, it wasn't that difficult. You should give them a try! :)

Finished the other mitten, btw. Can't wait to give them a test run tomorrow when I go out shopping!


12-28-2010, 06:56 PM
Looks good! Now get busy on the hat to match!

12-28-2010, 06:59 PM

They're so cute! Great work...and adorable photography, too! Love it!

12-28-2010, 09:41 PM
Looks good! Now get busy on the hat to match!
Yeah I can't believe I was able to make these mittens using one really tiny ball of alpaca. So now I have another skein left over. I'm thinking about a scarf though... Trying to find a cool pattern. Something lacy maybe...

12-28-2010, 10:52 PM
WOO HOO!! well done!! :cheering: :cheering:

12-29-2010, 01:19 PM
Nice work. DPNs are definitely an accomplishment. :yay: :woohoo:
I can use them, but I rarely do. I prefer magic loop. Oh and BTW, I have made socks and don't enjoy those either. Isn't it great that there are so many project choices for knitters?

12-30-2010, 12:49 AM
Hey, turned out nice! You didn't let it beat you. I see now you have them both done. :thumbsup:

12-30-2010, 09:50 AM
Wow very cute! I'm glad you finally finished and conquered the dpns.

12-31-2010, 02:07 AM
Nice! You should be proud of making those warm, beautiful mittens. :cheering:

12-31-2010, 02:52 PM
Wow very cute! I'm glad you finally finished and conquered the dpns.

Me too! :woot: Now I just need to learn the double circular method and see which one I prefer. I'd like to do a lot more mittens. They're too fun. And QUICK. I like that in a project. heh

12-31-2010, 08:26 PM
Try the magic loop method as well, it's a good option for some things.