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Ceil
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Posted - 08/12/2014 :  9:08:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi everyone,

I am finishing up knitting this:

http://acmeknits.wordpress.com/lace-leg-warmer-pattern/

The lace pattern is a simple faggoting stitch, and it looks like I have enough yarn left to knit matching mitts.

I can come up with my own mitts pattern (I've knitted several pairs of gloves by formulating patterns from scratch), so my question is: how do I shape the thumb gusset using the lace pattern? I'm having some trouble seeing my way beyond a stockinette thumb! And should I knit the palms in stockinette?

(Btw, I'm not a lace buff, so the legwarmers were a bit of a stretch. They look good and this is one of the few times I've used the yarn called for in a pattern! I also went down one needle size to knit the cuffs so the legwarmers won't sag (that drives me nuts). So I'm just throwing this thought out there in case anyone wants to knit this project.)

Thanks in advance for whatever help you can offer on the mitts!

Ceil
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Ceil
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Posted - 08/15/2014 :  10:35:45 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
OK, I am IN this now, and I've goofed after 12 hand rows, also working the thumb gusset. I'm still studying the goof so I can rewrite the directions on my iPad. Then I can frog back to the ribbing and nail it.

I wasn't sure if anyone would have an answer. It took a lot of thought to be able to get past the ribbing.

The other thing I've discovered is that stockinette on the palm will knit longer than the faggoting across the back, which is backwards. As long as I'm frogging, I may work a short row at the beginning of the hand to shorten the palm length. Oh my, this is getting tricky..... Won't it be great if it works?

Ceil
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azblueskies
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Posted - 08/16/2014 :  07:55:17 AM  Show Profile Send azblueskies a Private Message  Reply with Quote
You'll have to post a picture when you finish, Ceil. I've never made leg warmers but may have to give them a go. My granddaughter wants a pair (don't think I'd have much of a need for them in AZ!).

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robinstephanie
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Posted - 08/17/2014 :  10:15:14 AM  Show Profile Send robinstephanie a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, Ceil, it'll be awesome if it works! I've done what you're doing about once: just kinda sorta made up a pattern as I went, ripping and adjusting and trying new techniques as needed. It was total fun, and I'm in love with the finished item. I hope you love yours as well. They sound very cool, faggoting is under-represented in knitting, I think.

Robinsteph

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Ceil
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Posted - 08/17/2014 :  9:17:53 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The first mitt is now up to the thumb crotch, so I started the second mitt to catch it up so that both thumb crotches can be worked at the same time. Then some more rounds of faggotting followed by k1p1 rib to finish the hand, then ditto for the thumb.

Ceil
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Ceil
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Posted - 08/19/2014 :  8:26:10 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ceil's Homepage Send Ceil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Edit: due to the worsted weight yarn and the thickness of the lace fabric, I'm sticking with stockinette for the palm side, except for ribbing all the way around. Also got some good ideas for length once past the thumb crotch.

It's happening.

Ceil
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