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Old 11-07-2007, 06:48 PM   #1
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Is there a kind of stretchy yarn available out there?
I want to surprise someone with a pair of fingerless gloves that I want to knit myself (hopefully), but I don't know exactly how big his hands are xD Thanks!
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Old 11-07-2007, 07:04 PM   #2
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There is a woman at my LYS sock class who is using Cascade Fixation for her grandaughter's socks and it's very stretchy! Lots of places sell it, here's one.
http://www.onefineyarn.com/Merchant2...y_Code=CAS_FIX
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Old 11-08-2007, 08:15 AM   #3
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Knitting something with ribbing will make a big difference, even if just a couple of 2x2 rib columns on each side.
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Old 11-08-2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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There's also this:
http://www.straw.com/cpy/yarns/Maizy-scans.html

and this:
http://www.littleknits.com/products.php?cat=425

and this:
http://www.redbirdknits.com/yarn/det...oots%20Stretch

These are all fingering weight, though. I think the stitch you use makes more of a difference in the stretch factor. It's really best you get an idea of the size of the hand you're knitting for.
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Old 11-11-2007, 09:29 PM   #5
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Oh, I forgot about Nashua Cilantro which is a worsted weight cotton and polyester yarn. I really like it.
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