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Old 01-07-2014, 03:20 PM   #1
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Husband has big hands!
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I'm pretty new at knitting. I picked it up one year ago and I love it! I've knitted scarves, hats, and now I am working on my second pair of mittens. Actually fingerless mittens for my husband. I found a wonderful pattern too. I made a pair for myself and now I want to begin working on a pair for Joe. The largest size they have is 8.5 inches (measured around the hand). I measured Joe's hand and his measurement is 9.5 inches! How do I compensate for his larger hands?

Here is a link to the blog where I found the pattern. In the second paragraph, in pink, is the word maize. Click on maize to download the pattern.

Okay I tried to post the link (my very first post in this forum) and I got the following message:

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So I will post this and then post a reply to myself with the link! LOL

Thank you to anyone who can help me with this!

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Old 01-07-2014, 03:21 PM   #2
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Here is the link . . . .

http://blog.tincanknits.com/2013/10/...knit-a-mitten/
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Old 01-07-2014, 03:36 PM   #3
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Going by the sizes stated in the pattern (width around the hand) and the number of CO stitches you should be looking at 50 CO stitches for 9.5", if my maths is correct:

6 (6.5, 7, 7.75, 8.5) inches around
24 (28, 32, 36, 42) CO stitches

For every 1/2" they're increasing the CO by 4 stitches. For every 3/4" they're increasing the CO by 6 stitches. It "should" follow that for a full inch you should increase by 8 stitches over and above the 42 stitches for their largest size. Although the 32 to 36 has only increased by 4 and it's a 3/4" size increase, so that blows my theory out of the water.

Either way, I would also pay attention to the hole size for the thumb as that might need to be bigger too.

You could also use bigger needles, thicker yarn or both. But I don't think you'll be far off with 50 stitches and he can try it on as you're making it too.
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WOW! thank you Brenda! That was awesome, detailed, and excellent advice! I will try 50 CO stitches and work from there and see how it comes along!
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You're welcome, I hope it works for you. And welcome to the forum too, lots of lovely people here to help you out, and unlike me, some of them actually know what they're doing!
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Thank you for the warm welcome Brenda! I just browsed your blog and you are quite the knitter! You are definitely in the group of knitters who actually know what they're doing! Beautiful hats, socks, and knitted things Brenda!
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I would also suggest that you have him trace around his hand on a piece of computer paper. Then you can compare your work to it as you go. It's handy when your hubby's at work. I use this when making mittens for my granddaughter, as she grows so fast. It's also handy to trace feet for socks and slippers. Be sure to mark on the pattern where the leg meets the top of the foot (instep).
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