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RadioactvUnicorn
« on: November 17, 2007 09:11:55 AM »

Woohoo!!! My hands will never be cold again!

I decided to make these last winter when I was standing in the below 0F windchill waiting for the bus. It was too cold for gloves, but mittens didn't let me use my fingers to get my bus pass out of my wallet. Mittens with fingerless gloves or whatever they are called inside would probably have been ok, but then my poor fingertips would be exposed to the cold. So I looked through my stash and realized that I had some sock yarn that pretty much exactly matched my Lamb's Pride yarn so I decided to pair them together to make these!
I used the sock yarn to knit some gloves with no cuff and I used the wool yarn to knit some giant mittens with no cuff that I later felted to make them fit nice and snug. Then I put the glove on inside the mitten picked up stitches through both parts around the cuff and knit down for awhile! Ta da!

 
The back


Before adding the cuff


Pre-felted giant glove


I am going to add puff paint to the fingers of the glove to make it non-slip, unless someone knows of a product I can use that is specifically designed for non-slip-ness on gloves.  In my experience, fabric paint seems to stick to dirt much better than it sticks to surfaces...

I am also thinking of writing out the pattern, if anyone is interested.
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panul
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2007 09:15:38 AM »

Oh, wow! Do those look toasty! Not only do you have some pretty major skills, but you know how to use them cleverly. Makes me wish I were a better knitter.  Tongue
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« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2007 09:56:42 AM »

I am ridiculously impressed by people who can successfully knit fingers for gloves.

Lovely work.
I like the colors.
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« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2007 09:56:57 AM »

they look good, and you can also put a button on the back, so that the mittenish part doesn't bother you when you're using the one with the fingers =)
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RadioactvUnicorn
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2007 10:07:21 AM »

they look good, and you can also put a button on the back, so that the mittenish part doesn't bother you when you're using the one with the fingers =)

Ooh, good idea!
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sulkycat
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2007 10:09:31 AM »

the button bit really helps, i have it on mine (then again i also have mine on ribbons thru' my sleeves, like a 3 year old!)

lovely coloured mitts!
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littlebluegirl
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2007 10:40:49 AM »

Bloody brilliant idea! I would LOVE LOVE LOVE the pattern for these!!! 
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« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2007 11:30:55 AM »

What a great idea!! Wink
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beckey23
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2007 12:45:50 PM »

Very nice!!! I love the colors too!!! I would also very much like to see the pattern, if you post it!
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kalan71
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2007 01:56:23 PM »

i love them you're very clever and they look so warm!!!, please give us a pattern when you have a few spare time thanks
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