November 23, 2005
Yes, one mitten. For my Second Steps class. A mitten teaches several skills (working in the round on double pointed needles, gusset shaping, picking up stitches) in one small project. I'll make a second mitten to this point as well so I can show the gusset and thumb shaping.
Yes, I know the only double pointed needle you see is being used as a stitch holder for the thumb stitches. I can't find a full set of size 8 dpn's, though I know I have two. So I'm doing it on two circular needles, which is easier anyway.
Don't tell my students. My reasoning is that if they can work with dpns, circular needles are a breeze.
Here's the mitten in close-up glory:
No one's actually going to wear this mitten.
So sue me.
Posted by Leigh Witchel at November 23, 2005 9:15 AM
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