I finally went back to this pattern. One of my firsts from years ago and I remember not being able to get it to work. Now I am rockin it so far - not only was I able to get it set up so that I am knitting in the round but also knitting both at the same time ...which helps create a consistent look between the two, hopefully eliminating the dreaded mismatched set! But I was also able to do it from one cake, one mitten will be from the outside of the cake & the other pulling from the center of the cake. This was a bit fidly at first but knitting smoothly now. It's been my car knitting project for drive down south. Check out that breath-taking sunset in the mountains.