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Old 09-01-2008, 01:24 AM   #1
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September KAL - Mittens and Gloves!
Hello, my friends!

This month, our Knitting Help Forum Monthly Challenge is:
Mittens and Gloves!

It's almost time for fall, and winter will bring storms,
so let's make gloves and mittens to keep our hands warm.
It doesn't take a lot of yarn to make mittens and gloves, and there are lots of GORGEOUS patterns available for us to choose from.

Here are some patterns to check out:
Knitting Pattern Central
Ravelry Patterns

And, what a coincidence......Vogue Knitting is highlighting mittens and gloves now as well!

One of our mods (Jan in CA) has recommended a few good patterns from the Knitting Daily website:
There are lots of beautiful mitten patterns that are free. A few that were in IK are also offered right now on Knitting Daily. Some of their patterns are offered for a limited time, but these don't seem to have a date on them.
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/p...nterupted.aspx
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/p...ley-mitts.aspx
http://www.knittingdaily.com/blogs/p...ran-mitts.aspx

Another mod (dustinac) has this to say about mittens:
I love the Snowbird Mittens in the Vogue magazine...I can't wait to start on those but gotta wait till I start/finish JD's WVU mittens that I decided to try and design myself and then Roo a pair of mittens with Roses on them...oh and Isaiah's spiderman mittens...
She's got a lot of knitting to do!
Dustinac also likes these Herringbone Gloves, but the pattern is written in Japanese! (Does anyone want to translate that pattern for us?)

And Jeremy (another mod) thinks that mittens will make a perfect project for charity knitters: My wife's school has a church nearby which gives out mittens to those who need them every year.
Hey, I'm ALL ABOUT charity knitting!

Personally, I want to make gloves with some beautiful Rowan DK Soft that one of our UK knitters gave to me this year.
I purchased a pretty beaded glove pattern last year that should work perfectly. The pattern is called "Essence Gloves" by Heartland Knits.

So, let's get started making mittens and gloves!
(Knitters and Crocheters are ALL welcome to join.)
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:29 AM   #2
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Do armwarmers/figerless mits/ gauntlets count?! I'm making my own pattern for a pair to match my lil bro's hat for his christmas present!
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:32 AM   #3
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Of COURSE they do!
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Old 09-01-2008, 01:46 AM   #4
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Here's a button for our knit-along:


Here's the link:
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Old 09-01-2008, 02:38 AM   #5
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I'm in, just need to buy the needles for this as i dont have dpn's yet.

not sure which pattern either yet, hmmmm decissions decissions hehe.
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this is great. I will definitely make myself some armwarmers. did some last winter for my daughter and one of her teachers and my son, so now it is my turn.
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Mittens the Magic Loop Way
As a new member here I would love to join this KAL. I have been knitting a little over a year now and find myself addicted to the Magic Loop Method for socks and hand warmers, hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction for a mitten pattern written for magic loop or some info on how to convert a pattern to magic loop.
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I've never knitted by magic loop, but you should be able to use any pattern for it. If the pattern has you track the stitches by Needle 1, 2, 3, 4... then use stitch markers to divide for them. Others have said this works for socks so it should for mittens too, and I have knitted with 4 needles when it calls for 5 by using stitch markers.
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Originally Posted by nicolejc83 View Post
As a new member here I would love to join this KAL. I have been knitting a little over a year now and find myself addicted to the Magic Loop Method for socks and hand warmers, hopefully someone here can point me in the right direction for a mitten pattern written for magic loop or some info on how to convert a pattern to magic loop.
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You can use any pattern with magic loop (this is the what I use too)...Just disregard the 1dpn, 2dpn etc...and place them 1/2 on one needle and the other 1/2 on the 2nd...it doesn't make a difference on the thumb either
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