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Old 09-01-2008, 08:56 PM   #21
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Old 09-01-2008, 10:46 PM   #22
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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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Old 09-02-2008, 07:02 AM   #23
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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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I just posted about this on the Charity board but I thought I could repost it here considering what this months KAL is. So Here goes

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My dd goes to school at PlayNLearn Head Start with about 100 other children. This pre-school program is offered to lower income families as a means to jump start their education. Being located in Fairbanks, Alaska poses unique challenges to the school. Children must be kept warm while playing outside in weather that often includes snow and temps reaching down to neg 20 degrees F. Many of the children come to school without the proper clothing for playing outside. I am currently working on hats, scarves and mittens to donate. I am blessed to have a MIL who understands the mission and she gives me quite a bit of advice and stash money to keep it going. I was hoping some of you guys might be interested in helping. I would like every child to have a hat and mitten set to take home with them. if your interested let me know and I can post more info.
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I would not mind doing a hat and mitten set for you. PM me your address and give some detail of the age group of kids going. I'm not sure what age they start school in the US, here in the UK they start at 4 and my DD have just started preschool at the age of 2. I would imagine with thoses sort of temperatures you will need a worsted weight yarn to keep them warm. would washable wool be better and warmer than acrylics?
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The kids are 3,4,5 years old. A washable soft wool would be nice acrylic would work well too.
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The kids are 3,4,5 years old. A washable soft wool would be nice acrylic would work well too.
I would go with a wool/acrylic blend...wool is the warmest and will draw moisture away from the skin if it's just acrylic it won't keep their hands warm as much or keep them from feeling wet from the snow...

When I make my kids mittens I usually use Plymouth Encore either the DK or worsted...it has enough wool in it and then I can just throw them in the washer too

I could do some mittens for ya...I'm going to try another hat this year for my daughter but for some reasons hats and me not get along very well
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I could do some mittens for ya...I'm going to try another hat this year for my daughter but for some reasons hats and me not get along very well
Have you thought of crocheting a hat? Thats how I usually do them. and thanks to everyone volunteering mittens and hats.
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