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Old 01-26-2009, 01:03 PM   #21
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Is there any adjustment to the pattern using the DPN"S rather than the magic loop?
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:22 PM   #22
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Is there any adjustment to the pattern using the DPN"S rather than the magic loop? Ginny
Not for me...I'm just knitting each row as it's listed.
I don't think it makes any difference at all.
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Old 01-26-2009, 03:59 PM   #23
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thank you shandeh! I can't wait to start these
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I finished one of the mittens!
Now, I'm starting the next one. Hopefully, it won't take a month to complete like the first one did.
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Old 02-17-2009, 08:18 PM   #25
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Old 02-18-2009, 04:53 AM   #26
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Wow, Sandy, you've done it again. It looks great!
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Old 02-18-2009, 10:46 AM   #28
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Old 02-19-2009, 02:00 AM   #29
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Those are great looking mittens Shandeh. The cables look very neat. Great color too!

If you don't mind, may I inquire as to the kind/brand of the DPNs you are using in your picture. I really need to buy a set of DPNs and was wondering if the plastic ones work as well as the bamboo kind. Do you have one special brand that you like to use when knitting mittens or smaller projects.

I know most people say it depends on the yarn, but I'm on a small budget for supplies and would like to get the best for the least amount of money. Thanks for any help you can give me.

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Old 02-19-2009, 01:52 PM   #30
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I'm using Lion Brand plastic dpn needles - I got them several years ago, and this is the first time they have worked well with a yarn. I guess it's because I'm using Lion Brand yarn!
When I tried using sharper pointed needles, the yarn would split too easily. The dull points on these needles let the fluffy yarn flow nicely.

I usually prefer metal needles, because I'm such a tight knitter. I cannot use wooden needles at ALL, because my hands and arms just ACHE after using them.

But, everyone is different. The best thing for you to do is to try using different needles and different yarns until you find the right combination. I use metal for cotton and other non-slippery yarns. I use plastic for slippery yarns. Some people like to use wooden needles for slippery yarns.
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