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Clara
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Posted - 05/27/2009 :  5:47:17 PM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey folks! I just posted a lovely new fingerless mitt pattern by Amy Ripton that was inspired by Jane Cochran's Jane's Hedgerows Socks.

Follow this link.

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Laurie K
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  04:43:30 AM  Show Profile Send Laurie K a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the pattern, but I must say I prefer this pattern as socks. The mitts remind of the cabled knee socks I used to wear to school in the 60's before pants were permitted for girls (this was in NYC) that said, may try an adaptation of them in a more dramatic colorway.

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spinningkat
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  06:33:57 AM  Show Profile  Visit spinningkat's Homepage Send spinningkat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi Clara,
Beautiful pattern, thank you! I have 2 other semi-solid sock yarns that would work beautifully-Scarlet Fleece's It's Tubular x2 and Grassy Wool. Thanks for the inspiration!


Kat
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Clara
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  07:43:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Laurie, I have to tell you how much I love that you like the sock pattern, but that the fingerless mitt version of the sock pattern reminds you of socks so you don't like it. Life sure is funny that way, isn't it?

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lwhalen
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  08:17:19 AM  Show Profile Send lwhalen a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I like this pattern! I do have a question on the increases for the hand. The pattern tells us to kfb between the purls for an increase and to "Continue increasing between the purls in this manner for the next five rounds, incorporating new stitches into the pattern". Does this mean that if the increased stitch is supposed to be a purl, to purl it on the next round or to somehow make the purled stitch at the time of the increase?

Thanks for your help!
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Lanea
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  09:05:34 AM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi lwhalen! Welcome to Knitters Review.

If you look at the photos, you'll see that the branches that make up the thumb gusset sort of grow from between the hedgerow rib bars. That's what you want to emulate. So, yes, you'll add a purl between two purls in a round, and again in the next round, and keep adding stitches in that central spot, knitting the added stitches in pattern as you have enough to do so. My goal was to make the increases seem organic.

I hope that makes sense!

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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  09:18:47 AM  Show Profile  Visit purlewe's Homepage Send purlewe a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I often think of turning patterns I love from socks into mitts. I just never have the gumption to do it. CONGRATS LANEA! You are awesome.

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lacylaine
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USA
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  10:15:43 AM  Show Profile Send lacylaine a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks for both the links! Somehow I missed the sock version. They're both lovely and yes, the pattern does look like the socks I wore to Catholic school in sixth grade! :D

Melanie in Advance


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dschmidt
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  12:39:45 PM  Show Profile Send dschmidt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Great job, Lanea!

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Lanea
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  2:25:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit Lanea's Homepage Send Lanea a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks! Jane made me do it, with those addictive socks of hers.

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Jane
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  5:55:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit Jane's Homepage Send Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Ah, so you've uncovered my devious plan!

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Laurie K
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Posted - 05/28/2009 :  6:04:09 PM  Show Profile Send Laurie K a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I guess what I was saying that the mitts made me think of wearing socks on my hands. Please no insult intended. They are a beautiful design. Kudos to the designer and thanks again for such an awesome free pattern.

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marfa
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Posted - 05/29/2009 :  06:03:41 AM  Show Profile  Visit marfa's Homepage Send marfa a Private Message  Reply with Quote
How do.

Thanks to Clara, Lanea, Jane & Spirit Trail - wonderful pattern, wonderful yarns & wonderful newsletter!

Martha

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Clara
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Posted - 05/29/2009 :  06:56:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Clara's Homepage Send Clara a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Don't fret for one minute, Laurie! It just made me giggle. I do understand what you mean, though. For me, I see all handknits as cozies. Mitts are hand cozies, socks are foot cozies, hats are head cozies.

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knitwitch39
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Posted - 05/29/2009 :  5:27:29 PM  Show Profile Send knitwitch39 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Oh, those are lovely! My *Christmas Must-Knit* list has just grown considerably; I know my daughter and granddaughters will be lusting after these.

Yvonne

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