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Is it possible to knit an arm warmer as a flat piece and stitch yhe seam together instear of knitting in the rnd?
 

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Yes it is, but I would be careful where I had the seam wheen wearing it. I would put it on the inside of the arm so that if you are leaning on something there will not be a mark on your arm. Of course you can more than likely do a neater seam than me.
 

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Yes, I've just done a pair in alpaca 4ply yarn using a feather and fan pattern. The join is actually just next to a row of decorative buttons to wear along the top of my hand and along my arm. They look like they actually button up over my arm but I just slip them on.
 

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Thank you all so much. I just don't have good results using dpns and if I can avoid using them I will.
 

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If you have trouble with Dpn maybe you would have better luck with the short circular needles. I hate having to sew a seam on any knitting project. I just can not make it look as nice as seamless.
 

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TinaOR said:
Yes, I've just done a pair in alpaca 4ply yarn using a feather and fan pattern. The join is actually just next to a row of decorative buttons to wear along the top of my hand and along my arm. They look like they actually button up over my arm but I just slip them on.
Is there a link so I can see a photo.....sounds very nice. I would want to use circulars as I hate seams.
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This is a cool pattern try it.
http://iamwhatiknit.blogspot.com/2010/09/carrie-handwarmers.html
Another one.
http://www.allfreeknitting.com/master_images/AllFreeKnitting/new-two-hour-fingerless-gloves.pdf

And another one.
http://www.knitsbybritt.blogspot.com/2012/07/multicolor-basket-weave-fingerless.html#!http://knitsbybritt.blogspot.com/2012/07/multicolor-basket-weave-fingerless.html

Have fun... The last one I will be working on soon. I do use dpn's for my mitts but this looks fast and easy peasy.
 

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Yes, that's how I usually make mine, and have an inside seam. Watch your placement of cables. I did a beautiful pair in a soft pink angora blend only to realize when I seamed them that the cable ran up the outside of the hand instead in the middle of the hand. I put the cable in the middle without thinking it through. But I sold them anyway, along with their companion scarf.
 

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mama879 said:
This is a cool pattern try it.
http://iamwhatiknit.blogspot.com/2010/09/carrie-handwarmers.html
Another one.
http://www.allfreeknitting.com/master_images/AllFreeKnitting/new-two-hour-fingerless-gloves.pdf

And another one.
http://www.knitsbybritt.blogspot.com/2012/07/multicolor-basket-weave-fingerless.html#!http://knitsbybritt.blogspot.com/2012/07/multicolor-basket-weave-fingerless.html

Have fun... The last one I will be working on soon. I do use dpn's for my mitts but this looks fast and easy peasy.
Thanks for the links - these look great!
 

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martimac57 said:
Thank you all so much. I just don't have good results using dpns and if I can avoid using them I will.
I can't use dpn's either. Then I found magic loop. It's great!! You really should try it. No ladders. No seaming. You can do 2 at-a-time and when you are finished.... You are finished!!! It might look complicated at first, but once you get the hang of it you will love it!!!
 
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