The speediness with which I finished the baby sweater was helped enormously by the fact that I did little to nothing all weekend. The boy and I lazed around the house, quite deliberately, both days of the weekend. So while I do crank out stitches pretty quickly, this surprised even me.
posts tagged: techniques
Don’t feel bad if you prefer dpns! Especially if you’ve tried magic loop but didn’t like it. They’re just not for me. And it’s not a question of tension that irritates me about those last few stitches, it’s purely an issue of physics: The needles are sticking out everywhere, and when I get to the last two stitches they’re harder to access, because they kind of tuck under the next needle. I suppose I should try overlapping the needles the other way, but then tension comes into play—I feel I get more even tension if I start knitting with the new needle under the one that preceded it.