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Topic: Difficulty of convertible gloves/mittens?  (Read 1592 times)
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« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2006 11:50:03 AM »

i only ever use 4 needles in total and avoid 'ladders' by either pulling the first stitch on the needle really tight or by moving my stitches around every so often (if the pattern allows it) so that the end stitches are different. for example i will knit to the end of the needle then before bringing in the new needle, knit the next two stitches then just do this twice more (or 3 times more if you're using 5 needles) so that the stitches on the needles are even again.
does that make sense? it just changes the position where the 'ladder' would be. (hope i havent confused you more!)

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« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006 02:10:33 PM »

To the person who posted about DPNs--I just recently figured out how to use DPNs, and they're really not that bad. I actually prefer them over the Magic Loop circular method. To start, I'd advise trying to knit just a tube for practice, making sure that the tube isn't too skinny. Also, don't use metal DPNs to start, since they're really slippery.  :p

Thanks for the other patterns, too. I'll check them out and see which one looks the most manageable. Wink
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006 02:11:54 PM »

i've found i've never had problems with ladders, and neither has any knitter i;ve talked to, so i guess if you are a tighter knitter, it's fine.

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