My son has decided that this winter he would like felted mittens. He wants them rainbow colored. What is my best option for yarn for this without spending a lot on something he will grow out of? I am dyeing some fishermans wool to make a felted water bottle holder (anyone have a pattern? or should I just make it up. I think I can make it up, but not entirely certain what the proportions should be). I have 3 hanks of approx 80 yards each, I will make each a different color. Will I have enough left for the mittens after making the water bottle holder? I have my doubts. Oh, my son is 6 years old, if that helps with amounts. I think I will also need a pattern for the mittens.
We are but 8 score young blondes and brunettes... all between 16 and 19-and-a-half... cut off in this castle with no one to protect us! Oh... it is a lonely life. Bathing... dressing... undressing... knitting exciting underwear ....(Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Tale of Sir Galahad)
I suggest knit picks yarns at knitpicks.com, its inexpensive, comes in a variety of colors. I would suggest adding vinegar before felting since it tends to bleed some. I am not sure about the amt of wool because I've never knit mittens but this yarn is a alternative and felts well in the Wool of the Andes and the Merino wool
ps. lots of free mitten patterns out there along with books to check out from the library to get your felted mitten pattern!