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Pat's Knitting and Quilting

October 15, 2006
I Have Warm Hands

Now these were fun to knit!
The bright colors are beautiful - the wool is soft and warm. I had almost no ends to weave in, despite the frequent color changes, because I used my very favorite technique....spit splicing . I would not have knit these mittens if I did not know about spit splicing......I dislike weaving in ends and avoid it unless absolutely necesarry. (there would have been about 90+ ends to weave in!) I went back and forth knitting both mittens together. The rule was I had to "catch up" with the 2nd mitten before going to the next color on the 1st. It worked well and I finished them together.

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Pattern: Rainbow Mittens by Lucy Neatby (Kit available at Shelridge Farms)
Yarn: Shelridge Farm Soft Touch Pure Wool DK weight(navy, cherry, peach, goldenrod,spring green bluebell, lilac, iris)
Needles: started out with 2 circular 3.75 mm......part way through changed to 5 double pointed needles 3.75mm.
Size: Medium - 8" (and my gauge was spot on - despite the fact that I did not check gauge prior to knitting