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« on: November 18, 2005 04:57:42 PM »

 My boyfriend goes deer hunting every year in Wisconsin, and he asked me to make him some mittens. Not just any mittens, Custom WISCONSIN-WINTER-TRIGGER-FINGER-MITTENS!
It gets pretty damn cold in Wisconsin in November, so I made them out of tightly-knit Lambs Pride Bulky, and lined them with Angora, which is supposedly 8 times warmer than wool, and super soft too Smiley
Because mittens are warmer than gloves, he insisted that only the mitten on his left hand (he's left-handed) have the index finger free (so he can shoot stuff).
I told him not to get any deer blood on them.

by the way, No, that is not his deer-shooting-rifle.. it's just his new toy he's very proud of.

http://www.glasscicada.com/knitting/joemitts3.jpg
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http://www.glasscicada.com/knitting/joemitts2.jpg

inside the mittens. I double-knit them
http://www.glasscicada.com/knitting/joemittsinside.jpg

I'm sorry if you saw my post about these already on LiveJournal, but I had to share!

Now with Pattern!
Materials: One skein Lambs Pride Bulky, 2 balls (about 60grams total) of Belangor pure Angora (any weight angora would work for this. You can probably get away with 50grams, but it would be pushing it).
Set of 5 Size 10 dpns

Using wool CO 24 stitches, work 1in 1x1 ribbing. Join Angora and kf&b of each stitch EXCEPT KNIT FRONT OF EVERY ST WITH WOOL, AND BACK OF EVERY ST WITH ANGORA. Your stitches should now go wool, angora, wool, angora etc. W=wool, A=angora
For the rest of the mitten I hold the wool english and the angora continental.
Work another inch of ribbing. For doubleknit ribbing kW, move W in front, kA, purl W, kA, move yarn in back, kW. remember to keep the angora loose so it follows the gauge of the wool. If desired, knit a longer cuff. I like shorter-cuffed mittens

Switch to Stockinette. (doubleknit stockinette=kw, move yarn in front, kA, move yarn in back,*)
Increase one stitch at the end of each needle. For the rest of the pattern One stitch=one wool AND one angora. So to increase one stitch you need to make one of each. (28 stitches)
Every other row I slipped the angora instead of knitting it to make it go further.
Knit 2 inches, increase again (32 stitches) For smaller hands ignore this increase.
knit 1 inch. Total inch of mitten=5inches

Left thumb gusset:
On needle 2 knit 2 stitches, then knit the next 5 or 6 stitches with waste yarn (knit the wool and angora together). Slip waste yarn stitches back onto left needle and knit them again with the working yarns, holding them together as one yarn(only for these 5 stitches). On the next round separate yarns in those stitches again.

Knit 10 more rounds.
If dividing for trigger finger on the left hand, slip the last 5 stitches of needle 2, and the first 5 stitches of needle 3 onto waste yarn. Continue knitting remaining finger section until piece reaches the top of your pinky. For rounded mitten top, k2tog the first 2 stitches of needle 1, and ssk the last 2 stitches of needle 4  EVERY 3RD ROUND three times (3 decrease rows total). Use a 3-needle bind off to close the mitten.
If Left mitten is intact (no separate finger) work decreases on both sides of mitten: end of needle 1 k2tog end of needle 2 ssk. Beg of needle 3 k2tog, end of needle 4 ssk. Repeat every 3rd row 3 times as above.

Thumb: remove waste yarn and pick up 10-12 live stitches around the hole. knit to 1/4 inch below the top of the thumb, k2tog every st, then run working yarn through all remaining stitches and cinch tight.
Finger: Follow directions as for thumb.

Right Mitten:
Follow as for left except:
Thumb Gusset: on needle 3 knit 1 st, then knit the next 5 or 6 with waste yarn, slip back onto needle, knit again with working yarns.



If you have any questions feel free to Pm or IM me! Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2005 05:03:22 PM »

Awsome!
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2005 08:41:30 PM »

They're FANCY!
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« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2005 09:00:01 PM »

Wow, these are brilliant!
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« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2005 11:34:50 PM »

those are pretty dang sweet!
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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2005 01:00:39 AM »

I find that picture funny because he's wearing a Crass shirt and holding a gun!  Huh
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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2005 06:43:49 AM »

I find that picture funny because he's wearing a Crass shirt and holding a gun!  Huh

ahhh that was the first thing i thought.
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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2005 08:45:04 AM »

My friend's father is a hunting enthusiast. I think he might like a pair of mitts like these. Hmmm, I wonder if I can make some.
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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2005 05:38:19 PM »


Do you mind sharing the pattern?
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2005 04:57:49 AM »

oh wow, that is awesome. turned out great... you have a lucky boyfriend Smiley
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