A month or so ago I had in my mind to make toddler mittens and I made 3 pairs. This was the only pair that turned out to my liking without ladders on the side. I'm thinking it was my gauge but, I'm not sure. I also did a hat and had to rip it out because of ladders. I've been reading how to avoid this situation with double pointed needles. Anyone else have this problem and which method do you like to use to avoid them?