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Old 12-27-2010, 05:33 PM   #11
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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!
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:38 PM   #12
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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
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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!

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Old 12-28-2010, 06:56 PM   #14
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Looks good! Now get busy on the hat to match!
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Old 12-28-2010, 06:59 PM   #15
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They're so cute! Great work...and adorable photography, too! Love it!
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Old 12-28-2010, 09:41 PM   #16
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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...
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Old 12-28-2010, 10:52 PM   #17
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WOO HOO!! well done!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 01:19 PM   #18
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Nice work. DPNs are definitely an accomplishment.
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?
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Hey, turned out nice! You didn't let it beat you. I see now you have them both done.
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Wow very cute! I'm glad you finally finished and conquered the dpns.
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