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Seabright
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Canada
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Posted - 01/16/2008 :  08:50:43 AM  Show Profile Send Seabright a Private Message  Reply with Quote
HI,
WHen we move our boat in the spring you have to stand at the helm in what is very cold damp weather. I thought that a pair of felted 3 fingered mittens (like hunting mittens) would be great. I found a pattern for regular hunting mittens, but not one for felting. Felted mitts are warmer... especially in the wind.

Any help out there?

Thanks
Pat from Seabright

YarnGoddess
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USA
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Posted - 01/16/2008 :  09:51:11 AM  Show Profile Send YarnGoddess a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Maybe you can find something here: http://www.knittingpatterncentral.com/directory/mittens_gloves.php

Elizabeth
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Mickey
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USA
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Posted - 01/16/2008 :  9:30:52 PM  Show Profile Send Mickey a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Seabright
I found a pattern for regular hunting mittens, but not one for felting.

Can't you just knit these bigger ( ok, much bigger ) and then felt to size?
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Seabright
New Pal

Canada
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Posted - 01/17/2008 :  06:24:47 AM  Show Profile Send Seabright a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I was hoping not to have to experiment too much with the 3 finger regular pattern if there was one for felting already out there. Just call me lazy.... ;-) I suppose I could just modify a felted glove pattern by ignoring the 3 side fingers... I will keep checking to see if there is a pattern out there. WHo knows... maybe I will come up with one myself.

Pat from Seabright.
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Sharyn
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USA
418 Posts

Posted - 01/17/2008 :  06:37:55 AM  Show Profile Send Sharyn a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Mittens are nice when just lightly felted (with some stitch definition still showing). I would try the pattern you found, and just go up one or two needle sizes to make a loose knit. Maybe add a few rows of length, too, since felting will shrink the length more than width. Then felt lightly - they shouldn't shrink down as much as if you tightly felted them. Try using a yarn that felts slowly so you have more control. I like Harrisville Highland Wool for a nice, slow, controlled felt.
Sharyn
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