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« on: January 04, 2007 02:38:32 PM »

After being encouraged to try it, I knit a calorimetry. After 4 false starts, and 6 hours (I'm a slow knitter) I finished it at 3:45 AM. I even had enough yarn to make a pair of matching hand warmers but I was smart enough to do those after getting some sleep.



I used Bernat Satin Yarn. Its 100% arcylic and I rather like it. Its soft and easy to work with.



Here's one of the hard warmers. I haven't gotten around to seaming the other one but its the exact same.
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« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2007 02:51:59 PM »

Very nice, and such a pretty yarn judging by the pics.  I may have to give it a try myself.  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2007 05:52:13 PM »

Did you use a pattern for your handwarmers?  I really like how they look and I am looking for easy patterns as I am a beginner but I am tired of scarves!!

Don't feel bad about the calorimetry!  I frogged a few but so did a lot of other people--have you been to the knit-along on the calorimetry?--we all feel the pattern makes it too big!!!

Both of your items are lovely!!!
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« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2007 06:09:22 PM »

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Did you use a pattern for your handwarmers?  I really like how they look and I am looking for easy patterns as I am a beginner but I am tired of scarves!!

Don't feel bad about the calorimetry!  I frogged a few but so did a lot of other people--have you been to the knit-along on the calorimetry?--we all feel the pattern makes it too big!!!

Both of your items are lovely!!!

No I haven't been over to that thread. I'll have to check it out. I orginally cast on all 120 but it looked waaaaaaaay too big. I'm glad I ripped it and started over .

And no I duidn't use a pattern. I just made it up as a went along. I used size 8s, CO on 24 stitchs and knit about 1.5" of ribbing and the rest in stockinette. Then I seamed up the side leaving a spot open for my thumb. It was super easy. Each one took a bit over an hour but I'm a really slow knitter esp. when ribbing is involved.
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2007 06:12:51 PM »

You are a sweetheart!! that is my type of pattern--I will try it now!!  thank you so very much!

I also like the yarn you used so I will see if I can get some like it...so much to learn with knitting... thanks
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« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2007 06:31:18 PM »

no problem! Let me know how they turn out!

As for the yarn, I picked up it at wal-mart (I am soooo not a yarn snob lol) so it should be pretty easy to track down. It's cheap too.
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« Reply #6 on: January 04, 2007 07:45:31 PM »

That's a really pretty yarn. I made a Calormetry and it turned out HUGE. I've used it as a neckwarmer! (So all isn't lost!!!)
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« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2007 08:27:03 AM »

miscritta--go to the knit along on here for the caliormetry--you will see how many people adapted the original pattern to make it smaller and fit much better!! I did 88 cast ons using size 7 needles and it fit my head (22 inches) fine...

I started the hand warmers...but I had to cast on 36 stitches...it might be the yarn I am using is thinner?  I am using sport weight cheapo yarn to practice since I have never made these before without a pattern! My wrist is 6 inches--I think they will turn out fine but I am going to go look for the same yarn you used because I love the shine. I will post when I get them done!! You are quite encouraging--thanks!
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« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2007 09:01:49 AM »

Thanks for the advice. I have yarn that I'd like to make another out of...I'm trying to grow the hair out, so this would work well with my teeny ponytail.
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2007 11:31:55 AM »

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I started the hand warmers...but I had to cast on 36 stitches...it might be the yarn I am using is thinner?  I am using sport weight cheapo yarn to practice since I have never made these before without a pattern! My wrist is 6 inches--I think they will turn out fine but I am going to go look for the same yarn you used because I love the shine. I will post when I get them done!! You are quite encouraging--thanks!

It could totaly be the yarn. The satin it quite thick which makes for some really lovelt hand warmers. my wrist is 6 inches too so you should probably by able to use the exact number of stitches as I did. I did make it so that it has to stretch to fit though. I tried making it looser but I found it got in the way while i was typing so i made it 'hug' a bit more.
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