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Stonington
12-06-2006, 11:58 AM
I love :heart: the feel of this yarn while knitting and after. Is it appropriate for mittens? Thanks so much!

anne
n sebago, me

brendajos
12-06-2006, 12:01 PM
they would probably get pill-y and couldn't be machine washed without danger of felting (and malabrigo felts amazingly well) but i would still probably do it!

blueeyes28
12-06-2006, 12:18 PM
I have made 5 pairs of mittens with it and I love them!!I am thinking about making some felted mittens with it also that would take care of the pilling problem

Stonington
12-06-2006, 12:32 PM
I have made 5 pairs of mittens with it and I love them!!I am thinking about making some felted mittens with it also that would take care of the pilling problem

hmmm if I make some to felt--how would I figure the pattern differently to accomodate the shrinking? :??

anne
n. sebago me

blueeyes28
12-06-2006, 12:41 PM
They're are felted mitten patterns on knittingpatterncentral.com I think the one I would like to try is called new england style boiled mittens .

Stonington
12-06-2006, 12:45 PM
They're are felted mitten patterns on knittingpatterncentral.com I think the one I would like to try is called new england style boiled mittens .

Thanks :cheering: I will look for that pattern! Off to Korner Knitters this week to fondle :hug: and pick up some yarn.

anne

brendajos
12-06-2006, 12:46 PM
This (http://spinderellas.com/patterns/mittens.html) is the one that i am doing. I picked these to be my no brain pair i could work on when i am doing other things at the same time.

blueeyes28
12-06-2006, 12:46 PM
I just went there yesterday I was only able to buy one hank though I am on a yarn diet untill after christmas!!!

Stonington
12-06-2006, 12:53 PM
This (http://spinderellas.com/patterns/mittens.html) is the one that i am doing. I picked these to be my no brain pair i could work on when i am doing other things at the same time.

Easy.. :teehee: that sounds good to me lol. Wow size 10 needles .. they must work up quickly. :cheering: Thanks! now I have 2 patterns to choose from :??

anne

Stonington
12-06-2006, 12:55 PM
I just went there yesterday I was only able to buy one hank though I am on a yarn diet untill after christmas!!!

Blue,
I love :heart: that shop. But it is so dangerous to go in there (for me) How far will one hank take you in the children's mitten making process? Approx.

Thanks!
anne

brendajos
12-06-2006, 01:08 PM
This (http://spinderellas.com/patterns/mittens.html) is the one that i am doing. I picked these to be my no brain pair i could work on when i am doing other things at the same time.

Easy.. :teehee: that sounds good to me lol. Wow size 10 needles .. they must work up quickly. :cheering: Thanks! now I have 2 patterns to choose from :??

anne

Well here's my first one. If i had more time and/or were a faster knitter, i would have them done already, but i figure i will have them knitted up at least, by the end of the weekend! ;) if i don't get distracted by something else :teehee:

I am using manos for mine!

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y200/brendajos/12-06-06_1101.jpg

Stonington
12-06-2006, 01:12 PM
Brenda,
How does the cuff come out? Because it is all knitted.. :??
anne

brendajos
12-06-2006, 01:14 PM
beats me...i haven't felted it yet. i would guess i will have to pin it when it is felted to keep it from rolling...bjs

blueeyes28
12-06-2006, 01:17 PM
Stonington 1 hank should make a pair of childrens mittens with plenty to spare.

Stonington
12-06-2006, 01:18 PM
beats me...i haven't felted it yet. i would guess i will have to pin it when it is felted to keep it from rolling...bjs

I can't wait to see how yours come out! Will you take pics?

anne

Stonington
12-06-2006, 01:18 PM
Stonington 1 hank should make a pair of childrens mittens with plenty to spare.

Thank you! :cheering:
anne

JLC
12-06-2006, 03:20 PM
One of my books has a pair of felted mittens that you felt, then knit an unfelted cuff and sew it inside. It's one of these, but I can't remember which one and I'm not home so I can't check yet, but I will if you're interested.

http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30459/books_display#

http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30406/books_display

I would think any felted mitten pattern could be adapted that way, though. I'm not sure how bulky it would be with a double cuff? :shrug:

I guess I'll have to check out this Korner Knitters the next time I'm down your way. I'm going shopping this weekend, but we're only going as far south as Freeport.

Stonington
12-06-2006, 03:31 PM
One of my books has a pair of felted mittens that you felt, then knit an unfelted cuff and sew it inside. It's one of these, but I can't remember which one and I'm not home so I can't check yet, but I will if you're interested.

http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30459/books_display#

http://www.knitpicks.com/books/itemid_30406/books_display

I would think any felted mitten pattern could be adapted that way, though. I'm not sure how bulky it would be with a double cuff? :shrug:

I guess I'll have to check out this Korner Knitters the next time I'm down your way. I'm going shopping this weekend, but we're only going as far south as Freeport.

JLC,
Cara posted 2 patterns (toward the bottom of the list) Cuffed felted Mittens (http://www.knittinghelp.com/knitting/forum/viewtopic.php?t=22242)
Are these similar to the ones in your book? :cheering: Korner Knitters! I have only been in a few times because it is dangerous for me...soooo easy to spend sooo much lol
anne

JLC
12-06-2006, 04:11 PM
The ones I was thinking about have the full mitten (cuff included) felted, then you knit another cuff, but on smaller needles and just sew it inside the cuff of the felted mitten. I'll try to scan a picture tonight.

JLC
12-06-2006, 08:21 PM
I scanned the picture - it's in the "Knit One, Felt Two" book.

Stonington
12-07-2006, 01:58 PM
I scanned the picture - it's in the "Knit One, Felt Two" book.
JLC
Those are so cute! :hug: They do look a bit like oven mitts lol... as someone mention earlier. I will have to locate that book (after Christmas) Thank you!
anne