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Old 09-06-2006, 01:53 PM   #10
Bastelmutti
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Stranded knitting
Try making hats, etc. in stranded knitting (the technique used in Latvian mittens, and I think Scandinavian sweaters) - the strands in the back create tiny pockets of air to keep you warmer.

Maybe this is a no-brainer, but I was blown away when I learned that this is the main reason Latvian mittens are so colorful and intricate.
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