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« on: November 28, 2007 11:14:58 AM »

I am making mittens on a string for my boyfriend's nephew, whose 2nd birthday is on Friday (the 30th).  I have the mittens made and I think they will fit, but I don't have a two year old handy to measure the length of i cord I need to make.  What is a two year old's wingspan?  The mittens are the first knitted thing I've made besides a scarf of two.  Here they are...

As an afterthought, the mittens are 4" from fingertip to the start of the cuff.  Any opinion on whether that will be big enough?  Man, if only I had a baby handy...  Thanks for any help!!
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2007 11:42:16 AM »

Please do not attach the mittens to a cord to be threaded through a coat. It is  HUGE strangulation hazard. There are hundreds of deaths (nationally) every year from kids getting mitten cords and scarves caught on playground equipment. If you want the mittens to be attached to a coat, buy some clips to attach them to the coat sleeves.


« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2007 04:59:05 PM »

If you can't find the clips, you could also do a band that's three or four inches long with a buttonhole at each end.  Sew a button onto the mitten and another near the cuff of the coat and you've got a mitten holder.

Don't expect it to help much, though -- when I was a kid, I lost at least one of every mitten I was given, no matter what security measures my mom tried.  I think eventually she ended up buying duplicate pairs of all of my mittens.   Wink
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