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Old 08-26-2009, 08:13 PM   #1
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Fingerless Mitts
Pattern: http://www.knittingatknoon.com/finge...ittenpatt.html
Yarn: Noro Taiyo color #4; yellow, rust and pinks
needle size: 7

I haven't posted in a while and this is just a little something I did. Nothing big. This pattern is way easy. I used it to teach myself the magic loop method when I made these for my son - this is actually my third pair of mits, but my first pics.

I love the way this yarn looks when the project is complete but I HATE the yarn. It broke several times. It got to the point where I was way too worried about it breaking so I didn't pull it close enough between the joins in the magic loop so there is some laddering. I really don't think I'll every buy it again. My non-knitting family love the colors and I am being inundated with requests for projects using the yarn to which I have thus far been strong enough to refuse. They just don't understand the frustration of this yarn.

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Old 08-27-2009, 12:18 AM   #2
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They look adorable!! Love the way Noro stripes but haven't used it much. I have some in my stash though. It takes much of the fun out of knitting when you don't enjoy the yarn you're using .... sorry this was a frustrating knit. Maybe you can find another yarn that will give you similar results. I'm working on a scarf using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi and I LOVE working with it. You may want to see if you can find any of that for your next pair.
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Wow, I totally love the colors and the way they stripe for these mitts! Too bad you had such a hard time with the yarn - frustrating! I'm making fingerless mitts now too, and like you, used it as an opportunity to learn magic loop - so glad I did! I hate dpns and like the 2 circ method, but love the idea of only needing ONE circ to do a project in the round!
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They look adorable!! Love the way Noro stripes but haven't used it much. I have some in my stash though. It takes much of the fun out of knitting when you don't enjoy the yarn you're using .... sorry this was a frustrating knit. Maybe you can find another yarn that will give you similar results. I'm working on a scarf using Crystal Palace Mini Mochi and I LOVE working with it. You may want to see if you can find any of that for your next pair.
Thanks for the link. I'll have to try that yarn out. It looks pretty

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Wow, I totally love the colors and the way they stripe for these mitts! Too bad you had such a hard time with the yarn - frustrating! I'm making fingerless mitts now too, and like you, used it as an opportunity to learn magic loop - so glad I did! I hate dpns and like the 2 circ method, but love the idea of only needing ONE circ to do a project in the round!
I know - I love the way it looks, but just couldn't stand the breakage.

Don't you just love magic loop! It was like an epiphany learning it. I hate dpns
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Sorry the yarn was so difficult. The color is lovely -- can't blame your family for making requests
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Oh what a yummy colorway! I really really love it! Great job!
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