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« on: December 14, 2006 08:31:30 PM »

I DID IT! I conquered mittens! They're 2 needle however, so less frightening than DPNs. I'll try that next.

I used the 2 needle thrummed mitten pattern that I found linked on Craftster.

I'm pretty proud of them; I'm a novice knitter and this is my first finished project after my "learning scarf" lol.

They're for my mom but I ended up knitting the men's size because the women's were way too small (and ugly because it was my first attempt...)

Final measurements:
Men's mitten - roughly 26cm.
Women's mitten - roughly 23 cm.
(not that much of a difference but we have long fingers - the picures make the women's mitten look MUCH smaller)

Thanks for looking!

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« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2006 09:18:29 PM »

Gorgeous! And the great thing about knitting (or I think it's great; you might not, but since your second project is mittens (!) you probably do) is that once you've conquered one everest, there are still tons of other ones for you to conquer... do try dpns next; once you've gotten them down, it makes things so much easier. Anyway, I love the colors and they look so warm and cozy.

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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2007 10:28:15 PM »

Wow! Those came out really well. Do you think you could possibly post the link so I can check out the pattern?

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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2007 10:35:02 PM »

These are awesome!  I forgot that I also wanted to make them the first time I saw them.  Here is a link to the pattern.  I'm not sure if it is the same one she used.  http://www.wooltrends.ca/freepatterns_details.asp?pageCat=17
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« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2007 08:46:10 AM »

Very impressive! They look perfect. I made a pair a while ago, and it's only just gotten cold enough to wear them.

So, I have a bit of a stupid question: Do you find that the thrums get all fuzzy and messy looking on the outside? They look so neat in your photo, so I'm wondering if maybe this is just what happens when you start to wear them or if I did something wrong.
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2007 08:46:41 AM »

so you knit them flat???

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« Reply #6 on: January 20, 2007 08:48:51 AM »

Wow, impressive! I've been knitting for a year and a half, but I still haven't climbed  the Everest of thrummed mittens.

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« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2007 03:02:32 PM »

Thanks for all the comments! They were pretty fun to make, and they're SO warm! When I tried them on (inside the house) my hands started to sweat. Eek.

The link I used was http://www.yarnforward.com/mitt2n.html But I kinda like the look of the pattern IamSusie posted. I like that the thrums don't line up in every row.

so you knit them flat???
Yep! You knit them flat and then just sew up the seams when you're done! Sorry, I should have taken a picture before I sewed them!

Looking back, the only time consuming part was knitting in the thrums...the mittens were a breeze.
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