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ADAllen
06-23-2007, 05:59 PM
When I do my yoga, my hands get sweaty and some of my poses become more difficult because I am losing my grip on the mat. I thought some lightweight fingerless gloves would be great to keep me from slipping. These ones (http://www.knitty.com/issuesummer06/PATTknucks.html)are perfect because they go up to the knuckle (I'm afraid the ones without the individual finger holes would just slip too).

What's not perfect is that they are labled piquant and I don't know how to knit on DPNs. I was just wondering if anyone knew of another option for this new knitter. Maybe I need to just throw caution to the wind and pretend I can do it all.:shock:

Orangeus
06-23-2007, 10:01 PM
I second what Brook said. DNPs aren't as hard as they seem once you get used to them (and if you still don't like them, you can always use two circs or magic loop).

If you're apprehensive about trying to make gloves at the same time as learning how to manipulate DNPs, then just whip up a simple tube, in some spare yarn.


I suppose technically, you could knit the glove and the little bits for fingers flat, and seam them all up, but to do that you'd basically have to write your own pattern. Which I would think would be harder.

Mystery_Gyrl
06-23-2007, 10:07 PM
I think you should go for it. Working with dpns isn't super difficult, despite how it may look. You are still only working with two needles at a time. Just be careful not to pull out a needle that is holding the other stitches you are not currently working on. From what I understand the "Knucks" are a cinch to make. :thumbsup:
Katrina

ADAllen
06-24-2007, 12:37 AM
You guys are so optimistic!:hug: I'll go for it, but I want to see your names again when I start posting my emergency help questions:mrgreen:

gargoylelib
06-24-2007, 02:53 AM
Hi,

Just wanted to say I have knit a pair of these using the two
circular method and they knit up very quickly. I am not sure
why the pattern is marked "piquant" because I have only been
knitting for about a year and I found it quite easy to follow and
execute.

Good luck!
Libbie

Mystery_Gyrl
06-24-2007, 11:52 AM
We here for you :mrgreen:

ADAllen
06-27-2007, 12:25 PM
Good Luck! That's what KH is for. So you can ask your questions and get answers and just take leaps that you wouldn't normally do. KH has taught me a lot about trying new things. I was just like you the first time I tried dpns. I was a bit nervous but after seeing so many neat things that people did on dpns I took the plunge and I'm glad I did. Currently most of my projects are on dpns and I couldn't be happier. You'll do fine but as a suggestion count the number of stitches on each needle for a while until you get the hang of it so that way if you aren't halfway through the pattern and discover you have dropped stitches!

Good luck,
Brook
Thank you so much. I've got my pattern printed out and I'm headed to my LYS tomorrow or Saturday to get some supplies and any pointers she may have.