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strawberry
05-24-2007, 09:05 AM
Has anyone ever knitted or even seen stretch yarn? I'd like to knit fingerless mittens but don't know if there is such a yarn.

Thank you!
Strawberry

marykz
05-24-2007, 09:25 AM
I think cascade fixation is the one with some elastic in it, and it isn't very expensive. you might want to check the yarn index (for the life of me I can't find my link- someone- is it yarndex.com?) for types of yarn with elastic properties.

Miss Kittie
05-24-2007, 11:31 AM
I haven't used mine yet for anything!! But Knitpicks has Dancing and it has elastic in it..
I never get to do what I want to do..
:pout:

PaperGirl
05-24-2007, 12:21 PM
I have 2 balls of that here too. Its supposed to be socks...but right now its sleeping.

sara_jayne
05-24-2007, 12:26 PM
The yarns listed above are good options. You could also find a pattern that has ribbing in it (using regular yarn) and the ribbing will stretch. I knit these (http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html) and they stretch very nicely to fit over my hand and have a snug fit.

Rennagayle
05-24-2007, 12:59 PM
Sarah_Jayne, I've always been confused by that pattern's instructions to use a "DK Worsted" weight yarn. Which did you use?

sara_jayne
05-24-2007, 01:14 PM
Sarah_Jayne, I've always been confused by that pattern's instructions to use a "DK Worsted" weight yarn. Which did you use?

I forgot about that part of the pattern! :doh: I used this (http://www.yarndex.com/yarn.cfm?yarn_id=2686) and made the size small and it fits fine. I have small hands/wrists but wide palms and it worked well. I'd go with worsted weight! :thumbsup:

Hildegard_von_Knittin
05-26-2007, 12:57 PM
elle stretch DK (http://www.unicornbooks.com/PDFs/ELLE/Elle_Stretch.pdf) is another option. The link goes to a color card. I paid 6 dollars a ball for this at one of my LYSs. It knits up REALLY nice.