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MN knitter
11-19-2007, 03:27 PM
http://knitting.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?site=http://www.woolworks.org/patterns/emmysmitts.txt

Two questions. One I used wool yarn from Joanns and wooden double pointed needles. I have lines in the compleated mitten where the needles meet. I shoudn't matter becuase it will felt out right? I have tried holding it tight but it doesn't seam to make a difference. Would it change if I used not wood needles do ya think?

Secind question. Where it says this...

Continue to work in even rounds until the mitten body is 7 inches above the
cuff.


Dose that mean 7 inces from the very bottom or 7 inches from the end of the ribbing? I did the first one as 7 inches from the end of the ribbing, but now I am not so sure. It makes a pretty big pre felted mitten. It's big on my hand and supposed to fit a 4 year old.

Jennifer

MMario
11-19-2007, 03:39 PM
seven inches from the end of the ribbing.

suzeeq
11-19-2007, 03:40 PM
It's big because felting will shrink it down about 40% or something, so yes, 7" above the end of the ribbing.

What you describe is called laddering and is common on items knit on dpns, doesn't matter the size of the needle or the material. What you can do is shift the sts at the ends of the needle. When you finish a needle, instead of using the empty one right away, knit a st or two with the full right needle, then start with the empty one. Or knit the 2nd st tight on the needles. It probably won't show after felting, but what you could do is to gently wash them when you're done, and that should even out the sts a little. Then felt.

MN knitter
11-19-2007, 04:08 PM
Thank you guys. I was getting a bit nervous that I have to rip out the first mitten. I will try that tip and shifting the end points to stop that line. It's really not fun to show off stuff with that line in it.

Jennifer