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« on: November 30, 2007 12:07:32 PM »

I knit these with DK handspun and hand dyed wool for the thrums. The pair used about 150 yards and 3oz of wool. The wool was dyed using brazilwood (a natural dye) and the yarn is spun from a 70/30 Coopworth Silk blend. The most difficult part of this pattern were the steeks which need to be cut in a row between two rows leaving no room for reinforcement  Shocked
The pattern can be found here and I did a complete post on my blog which can be found in my siggy
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« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2007 12:22:48 PM »

I have seen thrummed mittens before, they look so annoying to make (you know with all the bits of wool just hanging around?). I love how on the outside it looks like little hearts!! Great color choices too!!
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« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2007 12:24:45 PM »

It is a hassle dealing with the wool while knitting but they feel like uggs for your hands and I can deal with the finicky stuff if I know I'll be warm in the end.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2007 01:54:42 PM »

You did a great job on these!  Won't all of your cold friends be jealous when you are toasty in your mittens? 
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« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2007 03:53:04 PM »

I wonder why they used steeks in the pattern? 

They are lovely by the way.  I want to try them too, but I can't see the point of steeks here.  Maybe you can enlighten me.
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« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2007 04:01:24 PM »

Very cute! I love the colors!
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« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2007 04:01:48 PM »

The steeks are for the thumbs, you knit the mittens in the round then steek the thumb holes and knit the thumbs in the round.
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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2007 04:55:43 PM »

So cute!!! I love the colours. :3
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« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2007 06:00:06 PM »

Those are very cute, I love the hearts too!
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« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2007 08:10:05 PM »

Very nice mittens Smiley  As a spinner myself, I think your yarn looks great!

A thought for next time, instead of steeking, an afterthought thumb seems a little less tedious and would most likely provide the same results.  I'm definitely going to use this pattern (sans scary unnecessary steeking!) with my own handspun and 1988237 lbs of stash fiber...haha!
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