I began my first sleeve last night, doing a long tail cast-on on a circular needle, then knitting onto dpns. A number of people on the "What would you do differently?" discussion suggested using a single strand for the hem section, so that's how I decided to start.
Big mistake. In the interest of full disclosure, I have done very little knitting using dpns and have not worked using this fine a yarn in a very long time. But I had done my swatches using 2 strands of shadow with no difficulty, so really didn't anticipate any problem on that score. I was having a miserable time trying to keep the piece from twisting and couldn't keep the stitches close enough between needles. I tried to keep in mind that the first several rows would be turned under for the hem and not show and that if I could just get a few rows on the needles, all would be well, but by the 3rd circuit, I frogged the whole thing.
Of course, I will start over. But I wonder, since you can knit a sock using 2 circulars or a magic loop, why not a sleeve?
If anyone has actually done so, I'd love to know how it worked out...