Here I am with yet another question. I am planning to knit some mittens, first time ever. I am going to use the mitten knitting tutorial I found on knit picks site. The videos are really straight forward and seem quite 'easy'. I have used circular needles before for hats but have not used them for magic loop knitting but looking forward to a new technique.
The videos talk about using a length of 32" to have enough cable, my question for those of you who have done this technique before, can you use shorter lengths, such as 24" or 29" or is it it determined by your project? I know when I knit them for me I would need a longer cable to have enough room for the stitches but I will be knitting the first pair for my 14 month old and they would be a much smaller circumference.
Again just excited to do the project with what I have but if I need more needles i'll just 'have' to buy new needles
And the 'pattern' on the video just gives a general amount of stitches for the pair she knits for herself, how do I determine the amount of stitches needed for my little one? Especially considering trying the mitten on as I go is always a little hard with someone so squirmy.
Any help is appreciated.