by Kate on February 20, 2012

Christina and I started this project together as we were both new to knitting with dpn’s.

I will admit that it is much easier than I thought it would be. Actually, I’ll go further and say that knitting with dpn’s is far better than the magic loop method, for me anyway.


I finished these over the weekend whilst staying with my favourite family in Melbourne. It was such a treat.

I scored some fabulous vintage frocks at Camberwell market yesterday, one in particular screams 80′s disco diva – more on that later in the week.

Warmers ravelled here.

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1 Laura February 20, 2012 at 9:23 am

These look great! I much prefer dpns to magic loop as well. Feels not as fiddly somehow…


2 Tania February 20, 2012 at 9:57 am

Lady, if anyone could carry off 80s Disco Diva in toasty wristwarmers, ’tis you.


3 Monica February 20, 2012 at 10:08 am

Love the warmers. Can’t believe it was your first time with DPN’s. They are perfect! Found your blog via Flickr and I love it! Happy knitting.


4 Kate February 20, 2012 at 10:52 am

Thanks so much Monica!


5 Mel February 20, 2012 at 10:11 am

Well actually you’ll probably need some leg warmers to go for the full 80′s look. I’m scared of dpn’s so I’m glad to hear you reckon they’re ok.

So glad you had a great weekend but VERY glad you’re back!


6 Kirst February 20, 2012 at 11:18 am

We LOVED having you. Love the disco rig – you’d better thrash it. x


7 Kate February 20, 2012 at 11:30 am

Really? I knitted two pairs of toaties last year magic loop style.
I always think dpn’s looks so fussy and fall offy.
You may have just tempted me to have a go.
So pleased you had a fab weekend.
Hope you have an ace week too. x


8 karen February 20, 2012 at 11:47 am

Your pair of toast are so pretty. Aren’t they the best? I love mine. I pop them on every morning when I get into the car and head to work. I pull them down over my hands so I don’t have to touch the cold steering wheel as I drive. I have to agree with you that making a pair of toast is a great way to get comfortable with dpns.


9 Nova February 20, 2012 at 4:51 pm

well done with the dpn’s! so impressed & your toast mitts are fab :) I’ll report back after my magic loop lesson!


10 karen February 20, 2012 at 8:18 pm

just love your wrist warmers, Kate and if I had any idea what DPN was i’d be even more impressed ;-)


11 Martha February 21, 2012 at 6:21 am

Your warmers look warm!
I find that DPNs are best worked with all in one go, I get all confused if I put the work down too many times.


12 beth lehman February 21, 2012 at 11:08 pm

funny! i just finished knitting ‘toasty’ this weekend on needles via the magic loop which i love so much more than dpn’s….


13 Kylie February 23, 2012 at 10:54 am

My big girl loves dpn’s and uses them all the time to make little knitted toys. She’ll love this design (as do I) – I’ll pass it on. Kx


14 Rebecca March 5, 2012 at 11:59 pm

I agree, I’ll take dpns anyday!


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