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Adrienne
« on: July 22, 2004 08:56:04 PM »

i'm making these and am just wondering if they turned out freakishly long for anyone else. mine aren't done yet and i've been following the pattern (inch wise...i'm using different yarn...but it's of the same gauge so i didn't think it would make a huge difference) but they seem like they're going to be more arm and hand warmers than just mittens.
has anyone else encountered this problem?
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grrl13
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2004 06:47:45 PM »

hey
I was thinking the same thing when i was making mine, but they turn out perfect! you can flip the cuffs up if you want them even shorter. good luck!
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Adrienne
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2004 03:04:21 AM »

thanks. i finished mine too....and was shocked to find that they did work out. crazy mitts.
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Kimbabwe
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2004 05:43:35 PM »

I am fairly new at the whole double-pointed needle thing, and while I am comfortable with 3 needles and the whole triangle thing, I am having a heck of a time adding a 4th needle and doing the square thing! Has anyone tried these mittens on 3 needles instead of 4? I realize that the whole pattern would have to be adapted, but I am determined to make these darn fluffy cuff mittens!!

Many thanks for any guidance anyone might be able to provide!

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Kimbabwe
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2004 07:48:48 PM »

Yay - these are almost done! I used Lion Wool-Ease Chunky in a hot pink for the mitten part and Lion Fun Fetti (firecracker red) paired up with a very thin blue cotton yarn for the cuff. (I know, the colors are a little out there)




I have to say, though, I'm having a heck of a time with the thumb (as is quite clear from the photos...). I did one other "practice" mitten and it came out fine. However, every time I start the thumb, it winds up looking like garter stitch rather than stockinette. I'm sure I must have something twisted; not sure. But after 5 tries at starting the thumb (and consequently stretching out the holes around the base of the thumb with my constant knitting, pulling, and unravelling), I've decided to put it away for a day or two and come back to it. Hopefully they will be finished soon! And hopefully someone will actually want to wear the crazy things!
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Adrienne
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2004 07:53:58 PM »

oh wow...your yarn choices are awesome!
i only used worsted weight yarn (because it was lying around) and they're just not warm. i gotta make new ones with chunky yarn.
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2004 07:56:16 PM »

I had that problem at first. You just have to make sure you're knitting around the thumb on the knit side. What seemed like the ride side to knit into was backwards. Just make sure you're looking at V's and not purl bumps (which is hard, because all the bumps are kind of inside the mitten).

When you finish, I'd like to see if you had problems with a hole or gap around the thumb. Mine do and always require some wacky finishing.

All the fluffy cuff mittens I've made so far haven't had any fluff. But I just finished a felted bag and have a lot of Lamb's Pride Bulky left over, so I might have to get some fluffy stuff and go to it.

They look great by the way! (I always love putting on still-being-knitted mittens!)   Grin
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edamame
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2004 11:14:21 AM »

Wow, that is some crazy yarn for cuffs Kimbabwe! I love the colors. I think I need to buy this book.
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Kimbabwe
« Reply #8 on: October 21, 2004 01:54:11 PM »

Yay - I finally figured out the thumb - thanks redbirdrae - I was just knitting the stitches from the wrong side as you said (seems pretty obvious to me now, but before I was befuddled - what could I be doing wrong?).

However, now that mitten #1 is finished, I've rethought the crazy colors and flamboyant cuffs and have lost interest in doing mitten #2. Oh well. Maybe the mood will strike again and I'll complete the pair. Or maybe I'll frog 'em and use the yarn for something else. If nothing else, it was good practice!
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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2004 12:37:18 PM »

On my singular (and very first) mitten, I came up with these enormous holes on either side of the thumb.  Has anyone tried put up more stitches from around the thumb hole and just decreasing 'em to the suggested 11 sts before they get to the bulk of the thumb knitting? 

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