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Knitting & Crochet Blog Week - Skill + 1 Up = 4 needles

6knitbloglogo For someone who has knitted for well over 25 years I have a surprising confession to make - until a few months ago I'd never knitted on four double-pointed needles.

Particularly so, because I remember my Gran and an aunt producing socks that way. But then "I don't knit socks" is almost a mantra with me.

On the other hand it seems I do knit gloves and hand warmers. 

Having been tempted by the gorgeous gloves on the Laris Design's site, I equipped myself with 2.25mm DPNs, took a deep breath and cast on with great trepidation. Only to discover it wasn't scary at all and I only drop a DPN every now and then.

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I have a philosophy with knitting that I use when teaching others: often that the idea of a skill or technique is more difficult than actually doing it. And so it was for myself on this occasion.

You can see other people's skills achievements here.

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