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Old 09-20-2007, 06:32 AM   #1
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I realize this should be an easy thing to do, but I want to be certain before I have to tear out yet another project...I am knitting the easy mittens in the One Skein Wonder book. The directions are for only 1 mitten; i.e. there is no right or left. However, this mitten feels very strange on my left hand. Could anyone tell me how to make a left mitten? I have 3 DP needles with 12 stitches each. The right mitten thumb gusset is started after the first 2 stitches on the first DP needle. I know somewhere in the middle, I should start the left thumb gusset, but I am not certain where.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:29 AM   #2
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I am not familiar with pattern you are working on. However, you might want to check out these two web pages.

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_kni...053226,00.html

http://www.diynetwork.com/diy/na_kni...053223,00.html

HTH. Good Luck.

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Well it depends on what shape the rest of the mitten is. If it is radially symmetrical above the thumb, so there is no front or back of the hand but it just kind of decreases in a circle, there is nothing really to do to change it.
If it is not radially symmetrical, you need to work out where the thumb is in relation to the features of the top of the mitten, and mirror that in the left hand mitten (as I presume that the ribbing and non-thumb part of the lower hand are radially symmetrical).
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Are you increasing stitches (making a gusset) to make the thumb or are you just leaving stitches that are then increased and connected to the rest of the mitten? I've seen both ways. If you are increasing stitches such as at the beginning of the second needle move those increases over to the other end of the needle third needle. (I'm assuming these are done in the round).
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My mitten pattern is the same way. It does feel a little wierd but once they are worn they feel fine. Don't worry about it
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very helpful...thanks...
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