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« on: November 28, 2004 01:00:08 PM »

I just picked up a copy of the winter "Interweave Knits"  On page 6 is an artical about sanquhar gloves.  It's a traditional knitting technic from Scottland.
It doesn't give a pattern, just some web sites.  Haven't checked them out yet.  Actually the idea of knitting with size 0-0000 needles is kinda scary, the smallest needles I've ever used is size 3.  Here is the web site with the pattern
www.tata-tatao.to/knit/e-home.html.
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« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2004 06:45:05 PM »

Honestly, those little needles seem terrifying, but as long as the light is good about 15 minutes after you start you won't even realize how little they are.  The same thing with beads, I started working with size 11s, then I switched to 15s, and now the 11s seem huge.  After doing knitting with these tiny needles, you'll really appreciate whipping out a scarf with size 15 needles.  Don't be intimidated, it's usually harder to find that kind of needle than it is to use it.  Good Luck!
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2004 10:23:44 AM »

Then, too, finding yarn that's fine enough for those tiny needles
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« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2004 04:05:57 PM »

Actually,  I had good results with baby yarn, the finest weight at Wal-Mart was just fine for my 00 needles.  And it made for super soft gloves.
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« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2004 05:09:06 PM »

I haven't seen baby/fingering weight yarn at Wal-Mart in a couple of years.  All of the baby yarn they're selling lately is sport weight.  I think these particular glove would require lace weight yarn.  I'll have to go through my sample cards for my machine knitting yarns.
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