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felted-bag
11-18-2006, 01:53 PM
I have some lovely yarn that I want to use for mittens. The gauge is 4 1/2 st/in on US 8's (If I go much lower than that on DPN needles my hands ache). All the patterns I have and have found on the web call for size 2-3's DPNs. Any suggestions?

Lisa Kay
11-18-2006, 04:01 PM
Are the mittens for an adult or a child?

Ann Norling Basic Mittens on 4 Needles (http://www.knitwitts.com/item/Ann_Norling__8/905/p2c79) - For adults and children. This one is good because you can choose to do it with a gauge of 4, 5 or 6 stitches per inch.

Kathy's Mittens (http://www.knittingatknoon.com/mittenpatt.html) - for small children

If you wanted to do felted mittens, you'd be able to do them on larger needles. I've used the Fiber Trends Snow Country Felt Mitten (http://www.knitwitts.com/item/AC_17_Snow_Country_Felt_Mitten/912/c214) pattern. It's sized for youth, ladies and men.

Did you browse through the patterns at Knitting Pattern Central (http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/mittens_gloves.php)?

Shandeh
11-19-2006, 05:25 AM
I made some mittens with this pattern.
http://www.needlenook.on.ca/free/nn106.pdf

It calls for size 4 needles, but maybe you could improvise?
http://static.flickr.com/20/72669372_0f71206a65.jpg

feministmama
11-19-2006, 04:02 PM
I love this mitten pattern from Knitty Gritty

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_knitting/article/0,2025,DIY_14141_3047862,00.html

The thumb is soooooo much easier than most mitten patterns

felted-bag
11-19-2006, 05:07 PM
Thanks for all these Ideas. I found a couple of patterns I like and am marrying them together.