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elizajane1962
« on: October 11, 2004 05:57:07 PM »

 Smiley  HI,
I'm a newish knitter making some finferless gloves/armwarmers. Anyone want to knit along with me?
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acesulfamek
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2004 06:27:17 PM »

I started something similar this weekend!  I will knitalong with you.

What I am working on is sort of an "interpertation" of a pattern from Knit Wit called "The Sacred and the Profane", but I made quite a few adjustments.  In the end, it will be a longer-than-normal hand/wrist tube, with a little hood that buttons on to make them mittens (not exactly a new idea, I know). 

Are you following a particular pattern?  What yarn are you using?  Have you started yet, or are you still planning?
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acesulfamek
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2004 07:03:23 PM »

I decided to take some pictures of my progress.

First, here is my "palette":


I am using Mission Falls 1824 Wool in Dijon and Amethyst, striped, for the mitten-tops.  The other yarn is Artyarns Supermerino in 114 - a purple and oliveish mix.  I am working both yarns on US 8 needles.

Here is part of the wrist/hand tube in progress:


I would love to see what you are working with, too!  Smiley
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elizajane1962
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2004 07:44:21 PM »

Hi,
I will need to borrow my neighbor's digital camera so you can see. Umm..as for yarn, I need to find the labels of one skein and the other is a skein left behind at one of my kung-fu knitting get togethers. One is purple and the other is a tweedy cranberry blend.  I'm knitting with two strand helds together. I'm working in a K2 P2 rib.  I'm sort of making up the design. I've basically finished one.  It's just a rectangle of knitting and I'm going to sew the sides together, leaving an opening for my thumb, then I'll sew between the fingers. Pretty basic, really.  I love your color scheme! Really pretty! I love knitalongs!
Elizabeth
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elizajane1962
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2004 07:46:20 PM »

Oh yeah,
I've been using US size 10 needles. I noticed you use wood needles.  Do you like them?
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« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2004 08:28:32 PM »

Oooo!  I'm so there!  I have so much left-over yarn, that I've been thinking about make a sort of 'patchwork' set of arm warmers.  Of course they won't match... Grin
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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2004 12:40:54 AM »

I want to join!

I've just finished gathering my supplies to make these: http://www.straw.com/cpy/patterns/mikado-gloves.html
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acesulfamek
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2004 07:30:05 AM »

Oh yeah,
I've been using US size 10 needles. I noticed you use wood needles.  Do you like them?

The needles you see there are bamboo, from Crystal Palace.  Bamboo has it's advantages - light weight, durable, not terribly expensive - but they are not really my favorites.  I love the Brittany birch needles. However, for most projects I find bamboo pretty practical and have never had a problem. 

On the other hand, if you are in the market for circular needles, I cannot reccomend the Addi Naturas (a bamboo version of the highly popular Addi Turbos) highly enough - they have this cool waxy finish on them and the join is so smooth... 

Also, the Mikado gloves look so cool!  I love how they go so high on the arms.  You'll never have to worry about coat-sleeve drafts.
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Quincy134
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2004 07:45:43 AM »

I'm in.  I always love making arm/wrist warmers.  They are so good for using up extra bits of yarn.  And for beginners I would encourage you to take this opportunity to learn knitting in the round.  It's not bad once you get the hang of it! 

Here are some patterns to try:
http://www.3gcs.com/adcock/free%20patterns/fingerless_mittens.htm
http://www.hjsstudio.com/redscarf.html (scroll down, these are WWI patterns!)
http://www.dears.net/knits/index.php?p=31&more=1#more31
http://www.mlminspirations.com/patterns/NearlyGloves/Gloves.html
http://www.theknittinggarden.com/gallery-dec/dec-free-5.htm
http://www.theknittinggarden.com/gallery-dec/dec-art-6.htm
http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEwinter02/PATTvoodoo.html (good learning dpns pattern)

Let's go wild!
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elizajane1962
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2004 12:01:58 PM »

 Cheesy Well, I'm gratified this is such a popular project.  I'm using round needles (Susan Bates) but I'm not knitting in the round on them.  I am at least geetting used to how they feel, though. I've got one knitted and am going to cast on the other when I'm done grading all these #@%* papers. Thanks for the patterns! I'm just making mine up. Any tips for making reductions in rib--I found this to be tricky.
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