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Old 01-19-2006, 10:28 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone!

I really love the mittens, too! I made myself a gray pair with black cuffs and one of my daughters a pair that are lavendar with purple and pink cuffs- I just haven't taken pics of those yet.

Ingrid- I just co with two strands of wool for the beginning of the cuff then cut one strand and add a fun fur strand until I get so far up. Then you cut the fun fur and keep knitting.

They were really very easy once I understood all of the directions in the pattern (first time following a pattern). It was also my first time with short rows and felting.

They came from the book Felted Knits.
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:07 PM   #12
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I love the "prettty mitties" I've wondered about adding a cuff after felting--glad to see you were successful, though I didn't quite follow how you did it.... I'll look for the book
Thanks for sharing!!
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Old 01-19-2006, 11:27 PM   #13
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Those are pretty! My daughter would LOVE a pair.
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Old 01-20-2006, 12:14 AM   #14
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Thanks again for the compliments!

KathD- All I did is hold one strand of wool and one strand of fun fur together and knit the cuff. The pattern tells you how far to knit with both strands and then you just cut the fun fur strand and continue knitting with just the wool. The only different thing in the pattern is that the cast on is done with two strands of wool. After making the mittens I see that having that extra strand of wool in the cast on makes the end of the mitten a little more substantial. I think it would feel kind of flimsy without the double strand in the cast on. I also thought that the fun fur might kind of hang out funny after the wool was felted since obviously it won't shrink with the wool, but it doesn't. The shrinking wool just kind of cinched that fun fur in there nice and tight. I knitted clear to the last decrease row on 12" circular needles and just had to use dpn for the thumb and the very tip of the mitty- making them pretty quick even for a beginner like myself! The book is by Bev Galeskas or however you spell her name- I think she is the Fibertrends lady.
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Those are totally SWEET.
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Can you post the title of the book? I'd like to look for it at the library. I want to make some of those for myself!
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Old 01-20-2006, 10:01 AM   #17
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Here is a book on ebay- it has the info on author and title and everything:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Felted-Knits-by-...QQcmdZViewItem
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Thanks! My library has it so I'm going to get it and look through it and order it if I decide I like it well enough.
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