View Full Version : Yarn for fingerless mittens

12-06-2007, 12:30 PM
Does it matter what type of yarn is used for fingerless mittens? I purchased a few of Vanna Whites yarn (LionBrand) and like it but can I use it to knit the mittens? It's 100% Acrylie/100%Acrylique/100%Acrilico - new weight 3.5 oz/10g.
Pattern calls for approx. 2oz worsted weight yarn and size 8 needles - what do you think ???

Thank you

12-06-2007, 01:12 PM
Sure go ahead. You don't have to use wool for everything and acrylic can be very warm.

12-06-2007, 02:10 PM
:teehee: I was going to ask this question about Caron...what about kid's mittens would it still keep their fingers warm? Thinking of knitting mittens for neices and nephew...

12-06-2007, 02:32 PM
Yes, but when they get wet the hands will get cold. You can knit them several pair, or use wool which still stays warm when wet.

12-06-2007, 07:33 PM
Thank you so much! I'm just am not sure sometimes about all the yarns out there what should go with what project.