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1  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: July 25, 2006 07:07:05 PM
Sweet!  You have a lot more patience than I have, to figure out the fingers.  Wink  The color is gorgeous, too!
2  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: July 24, 2006 10:34:01 AM
the thumb feels totally wrong for me.  how do i do a gusseted thumb, what does that mean? mine are to gauge and they feel wrong on my hands..  im gutted because there are so many beautiful pairs of these in the kals.  at least they were quick.  im trying to work out some changes.

When you make a thumb gusset, you increase stitches starting at the base of the hand, till you reach a certain number for the thumb... then you separate those stitches off, and keep knitting the hand.  When you go back to knit the thumb, you typically only have to pick up maybe 2 or 3 stitches to close the gap.  What you end up with is a mitt that's shaped like your hand - narrow at the wrist, widening up to the thumb - rather than a straight mitt with a random hole sticking out at a 90-degree angle. Tongue

This mitten pattern is a good example of what I'm explaining in way too many words:  http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/the-mitts.html
3  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: July 23, 2006 02:10:10 PM
Purple Fetching!

I'm actually really happy with how they feel made out of the Simply Soft... I'll probably make a wool pair eventually, but these are perfect for when it's not-so-cold out (which is really when I'll be wearing them anyway).  I added 5 more rows of ribbing after the thumb, and did a standard bind-off instead of the picot, and I'm very glad I did both.

The pattern's method of doing the thumb is weird - I don't know if it's because I've gotten spoiled on gusseted thumbs or what, but it looks and feels like it's sticking out at an uncomfortable angle.  It works out ok for me on these because they came out a little too big (yay for not checking gauge! - snort), but if they actually FIT, I don't know if I'd be able to wear them because of the funky thumb.
4  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: July 16, 2006 08:57:25 AM

I cast on maybe an hour ago, and I'm almost done with the cuff... and I'm knitting slowly, thanks to a badly cut finger.  These do work up really fast!

I'm using Simply Soft in Iris - which isn't the blue in the picture, but a nice rich purple.  I like it so far.  Smiley
5  KNITTING / Knitalongs / Re: "Fetching" from Knitty: Summer 2006 on: July 11, 2006 06:44:20 PM
cinnabunny - maybe try just making the "finger" portion longer?  It won't give you individual fingers, but it'll cover more skin.  That's what I'm planning on doing:  another cable repeat or two on the finger end, and a few more on the wrist end.  They're lovely as is, but I like a longer mitt, personally.  Smiley
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