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« on: October 11, 2005 07:50:39 AM »

So...my sister asked me to knit her a hat, scarf and some mitts for Christmas.  I'm still not a skilled knitter so I am staying away from anything too lacy for the scarf and the hat will be a basic toque with a pompom (at her request) but I'm worried about the mitts.  I'm really not too good with dpns and am hoping to avoid them unless absolutely necessary (like at the very top of the hat, until that point I'm using my short circ.).

My question is this...are there any negatives I should know about when it comes to knitting mitts "flat" as opposed to on dpns?  Are mitts knit in the round better?  That is, should I just whip my lazy butt into shape and do them that way?

Also, has anyone here knit "Wavy" from Knitty?  It seems everyone ditched it for Wavy Gravy from SNBN but I want to know if anyone did complete it and maybe apprx how long it took them.


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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2005 11:06:49 AM »

I think it's just a matter of preference.  I prefer knitting mittens in the round because I hate seaming.  But if you don't like knitting in the round, you'd really get the same results by knitting flat then seaming.

I have that wavy scarf on my "to knit" list and it looks pretty easy.  I think the wavy scarf looks more interesting but maybe a little harder than wavygravy.  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2005 08:33:09 AM »

If anybody else is likey to see you knit the mittens, use dpns.  5 are as easy to use as 2 once you get the hang of it, but dpns make you look like a knitting genius.   Cool

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