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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Unpopular Knitting Opinions

A few days ago I submitted my take on knitting with DPN's (double pointed needles) to the above site; it was published there and so far I have 21 responses or reblogs.
For those who don't want to go to the link, this is what I said
"Knitting with DPN's is like knitting with an angry hedgehog"; this is precisely how it feels to me so gosh only knows why I'm looking at knitting hexapuffs for the Beekeepers Quilt,  but I'm going to anyway.    I've ordered the DPN's I need today and will get started on my first few when they arrive.   The first ones aren't for me though, they're going to Holland Road Yarn Company to go into the quilt they're making to auction off for KidsCan, then I can do some for me with my angry hedgehogs.   I will most likely be working out a way to do them on circulars before long, much as I love hedgehogs they're best in the fields or the garden; not in my hands.
Another thing I'll be doing differently; I'll be sewing the hexapuffs together, having them tied just feels sloppy to me like you couldn't be bothered doing it properly.  Yes, it'll take ages, but it'll be worth it!


Wanderingcatstudio said... Best Blogger Tips

I was a big hater of dpns - and will still use a circular if at all possible - but one thing I found that made it easier, for me at least, is to knit with four needles instead of five - so three needles holding the stitches, and one to knit on. I find five needles (four holding stitches) is just to unwieldy for me.

Rachelle said... Best Blogger Tips


I've tried both, most DPN sets over here only come in 4 and I've had some sent from overseas with 5 and both options are hedgehogs for me. Much prefer circulars.

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