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Old 11-21-2007, 12:53 PM   #1
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picking up stitches in felted mittens
i have made a very thick pair of mittens for my dad. they are already felted. at this point, i would like to pick up stitches and knit a cuff/gauntlet to go up his arm. i want to pick up the stitches on the inside of the mitten wrist area, then knit up until they are long enough. the mittens are an olive drab green and i want to knit the cuffs in a contrasting oatmeal color.

any thoughts as to how to pick up these stitches since the mittens are felted now? i was thinking of sort of sewing a dashed line around the cuff and picking up the stitches off of the dashes. but i'm afraid this will look goofy.

any input will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:48 PM   #2
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Personally, I would knit the cuff completely seperate and then sew it in very securely with a strong thread in a matching colour.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:18 PM   #3
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it seems so obvious when you say it that way.
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