Are double-pointed needles a pain in your backside? If so, simplify knitting in the round with two circular needles instead. It is essentially the same as knitting with dpns, except you only have two needles--one is the working needle, the other is just holding stitches.
Check out these great tutorials by Cat Bordhi (and also my Joining Yarn in the Round tutorial):
You can use this method on any pattern knit in the round. Try these:
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