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Seabright Posted - 01/16/2008 : 08:50:43 AM
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?

Pat from Seabright
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Sharyn Posted - 01/17/2008 : 06:37:55 AM
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.
Seabright Posted - 01/17/2008 : 06:24:47 AM
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.
Mickey Posted - 01/16/2008 : 9:30:52 PM
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?
YarnGoddess Posted - 01/16/2008 : 09:51:11 AM
Maybe you can find something here:

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