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.
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.
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