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Mama Deb
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Finished Objects

Three finished projects plus works in progress on my knitblog.

You're going to laugh at me...

I spent half an hour this morning thinking about your mittens. I wonder if it would be possible to knit the lining from the fingertips (and thumbtip) down to the wrist, purl for one row to make a fold point, knit two rows in k1p1, then start on your main wool and knit up to the fingertips. You'd have a couple of rows of lining showing through at the bottom (which if you chose a complementary colour would look nice), but the mitts wouldn't feel scratchy at the wrist and - best of all - there would be very little casting on and off.

Re: You're going to laugh at me...

Laugh at you? That makes perfect sense - except for the extra rows past the fold point, it's exactly what I did in reverse - I knit the main yarn from the tip down and the liners from the wrist up.

Re: You're going to laugh at me...

Oh, okay. I didn't know that. It worked well? Did you have any problems with the liners being too large for the main mitts?

Re: You're going to laugh at me...

The first liner was somewhat too big, but it fit well enough - I can feel the folds, but it's not bothersome. The second liner was an inch narrower so it fits much better.

Next time I make mittens, though - thumb gussets!