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krazythekat
« on: November 24, 2006 03:08:09 PM »



I made these using this pattern: http://www.yarnfwd.com/mitt4n.html

And now for the makeover element, here they are pre-haircut:


...and post:


Is it weird that I'm kind of tempted to wear them inside out?

*fingers crossed that the photos work*
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« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2006 03:18:47 PM »

Those are really neat.  I've seen a kit at my LYS for these, I think I'm feeling inspired by your post!

About being weird?  I'm not the one to ask.
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krafty_kelly
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2006 03:20:55 PM »

Oh I love them.  I've been wanting to try this technique.  Thanks for the link.  I think they look interesting inside out!
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2006 03:37:36 PM »

Oh, these are so cool! Plus they look totally awesome inside-out...I'd be tempted to wear them pre-cutting  Cheesy

Are the "thrums" awkward to work with? I've never knit mittens before, but these are calling my name!
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« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2006 03:59:21 PM »

Thanks for the comments everyone! With regards to the thrums, this was my first attempt at it too (although I'd been wanting to try it forever). I would say it takes a little getting used to, but it's definitely not too awkward. Plus once you get the hang of it, the mittens knit up pretty quickly. One thing to note: The pattern says to pull off 3 inches of roving, which seemed pretty long to me (unless I misread something). You may want to use a little less roving to avoid the "haircutting" stage. Although, I actually found that part to be fun.

I look forward to seeing the results!
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krafty_kelly
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2006 05:33:21 PM »

I'm really glad you took the inside out pictures, because I could never quite picture how this was done.  I'm from Newfoundland (where this technique supposedly originated) so I feel a certain knitter's obligation to try this!   Thanks for the inspiration.  I'm off to start! Well, not right now, but soon. Wink
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2006 05:53:43 PM »

I bet that makes the insides sooooo soft and warm!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2006 11:29:38 PM »

that does it!  I need to go to my LYS for sure tomorrow.  Your post is definately an omen for me.  I was trying to design a pair of mitts for my sister but school is getting the better of me (hence no time to design AND knit) and I'd decided that I'd give thrumming a pair of simple non fair Isle mitts a try.  And then you post this.  A sign for sure!  They look absolutely gorgeous!  I love the blues and how they stand out against the black
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2006 08:51:55 AM »

Nice mittens!

I want to make me a pair of these too. It would be perfect for the cold winters. I know they sell kits at a new LYS that just opened so I may go and buy one.

~Caroline~
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2006 11:55:04 AM »

oooo i really need to make these!
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