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« on: April 10, 2005 12:23:54 PM »



Hey everyone, just in time for spring, I've finally finished my modified version of Knitty's Broad Street Mittens.  The two major modifications are, (1) tailoring the pattern for smaller hands and (2) creating a rounded, symmetrical tip for the mitten flap.  More info on the modifications is available at my blog, http://www.figandplum.com/archives/000397.html.

I should also put in a plug for this yarn, Sock Garden 100% merino from Knitpicks - worked up really well and with beautiful colors AND my total cost for this project was only $4!
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2005 01:18:47 PM »

Nicely done!  These look so professional, and at the same time wonderfuly unique.  (Cute photo, too!)

I've not yet knitted fingers for gloves (just thumbs on fingerless gloves).  Do you have any insights into the process?

I like the variegation of this yarn.   Sometimes I think the yarn looks nicer on the skein, than knitted up, but I think these colors are lovely together.
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2005 04:06:03 PM »

i love it. great colors!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2005 07:32:46 AM »

the one insight re: fingers i have is this: the most difficult part is picking up the stitches at the base of the previous finger well enough so that you don't create a hole.  what i started doing to avoid the hole was actually picking up two stitches for every one stitch called for to be picked up, and knitting those together.  so if the pattern said pick up 2 stitches, I'd pick up 4 (2 bona fide stitches and 2 sort of make one type stitches), then k2tog twice. 
 
most of the time it works, but perhaps others have better solutions?
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2005 08:22:01 AM »

That's how my lys told me to do.  She said that it's better to pick up more stiches needed, then less.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2005 10:30:26 AM »

i did the same thing!  they were SOOO huge when i first knitted them up -- then after some trial and error i came up with a nice fit...
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2005 01:55:09 PM »

Awesome!  I did these last year and I made them too small- I'd never modified a pattern before.  Plus I used cheap acrylic yarn because I was so sure I'd screw them up I didn't want to waste good yarn on them.  Anyway, great job!
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2005 03:35:33 PM »

Those are SO gorgeous! I've heard tons of good things about knitpicks yarns, so I think they'll be getting my business soon.
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« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2005 05:28:57 PM »

thank you thank you!  Grin 

fortunately or unfortunately, it was so chilly in NYC this morning that i got to wear them today.  they are now officially my favorite hand-wear, knitted or store-bought. 
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