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ElizabethMM
Warming Up

United Kingdom
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Posted - 10/19/2005 :  04:48:16 AM  Show Profile Send ElizabethMM a Private Message
Hi,

I have 2 balls of DK, recommended needles 4mm at 131meters each. I'd like to double it (so that would be 131 meters) - would that be enough for chunky mittens?

TIA,
Elizabeth

tejer
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USA
410 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  1:41:56 PM  Show Profile  Visit tejer's Homepage Send tejer a Private Message
Yes. Check out Kate Gilbert's 'Gifted' pattern. It uses about 50-60 yards a mitten if I remember correctly.

Kristi

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The Irish Ewe
Permanent Resident

USA
1052 Posts

Posted - 10/31/2005 :  1:57:37 PM  Show Profile  Visit The Irish Ewe's Homepage Send The Irish Ewe a Private Message
I've had wonderful luck getting gauge by adding in a strand of mohair - if the doubled DK isn't heavy enough, some mohair may be just enough to fill in the holes. And I second the Gifted Mittens - fast and easy!

The Irish Ewe
Norway, Maine
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ElizabethMM
Warming Up

United Kingdom
95 Posts

Posted - 11/01/2005 :  03:33:38 AM  Show Profile Send ElizabethMM a Private Message
Thank you! I do love the 'Gifted' mittens and the tip on adding mohair sounds great!

Elizabeth
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