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October 30 , 2007
Minnesota Mittens

At Dave's request, I made a pair of fingerless gloves WITH flaps....oh so practical! He has finger access if needed and the warmth of wooly mittens with an easy to use flap.

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Minnesota Mittens
Minnesota Mittens

Check out the identical twins - I had to do some spit splicing, but it was worth it for the perfectly lined up colors. Do you think I took enough pictures? (she said facetiously)

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Minnesota Mittens

Pattern: Minnesota Mittens from Folk Mittens by Marcia Lewandowski.
Yarn: Noro Kureyon- every bit of 2 skeins - color 149
Needles: 2 mittens together on 1 40" circular 3mm needle
Changes: Did not do Tvaandsstickning as they were dense enough on 3mm needles; left off tips of gloves; left/right increases for thumbs

If I ever make glittens again, (I do not like making all those fingers, so this may be my one and only pair!) I will use this excellent picture tutorial on how to turn ANY pair of mittens into glittens! Kathy is a glitten expert who has knit 27 pair of these - much fancier than mine - look at the gorgeous gauntlet colorwork mittens at the bottom of the tutorial post!)
*edited 11/2/07 to add that Kathy now has a complete pattern availabe as well as the tutorial.

After these last 2 pair of manly mitts, I decided to make my last fingerless Mitts for Fall a girly pair for me....Here is a sneak preview of my new Kyla fingerless mittens (sidebar link to free PDF) - beautifully designed by Monika!

Kyla Fingerless Mitts

I had hoped this yarn would behave differently - I imagined subtle striping NOT big splotches !

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