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Sister Wolf:
The pattern is free, and can be found here (note: this is a link to a PDF file): http://www.dancingewe-yarns.com/PDGCommTemplates/DE/images/FreePatterns/DancingEweYarns_SusiesReadingMitts.pdf

Took me about 10.5 hours to knit these, and took only one skein of the yarn I chose (Red Heart: Soft Yarn in the "wine" colorway).  There are a few mistakes on the pattern.  At one point it instructs you to "knit through the back loop" and it should say, "knit through the back OF THE loop".  At another point (after you finish the thumb gusset, and take the stitches off and put them on a piece of waste yarn) it suggests that you should again magically have 48 stitches on your dpns.  Not so.  you should have 40 (if you're doing the medium size).  Other than that, this is a very straight forward knitting pattern, and a ton of fun to do, since it's such a quick knit.  These are for my mom (for Christmas), and will go with a deep gray felted jacket that I plan to cast on very soon.  She's been in a Victorinox mood lately (how can you blame her?  The colors are very nice), so the deep gray/red are a theme for her right now.  Hopefully they still will be come December!  :D






Darkwinter:
Can you make them in woodland cammo?  :)

Thanks for the pattern.  I have been trying to learn to knit for a long time, my mother in law keeps promising to sit down with me, but as of now I am still an apprentice without a mentor.

Sister Wolf:

--- Quote from: darkwinter on July 28, 2009, 05:33:31 PM ---Can you make them in woodland cammo?  :)

Thanks for the pattern.  I have been trying to learn to knit for a long time, my mother in law keeps promising to sit down with me, but as of now I am still an apprentice without a mentor.

--- End quote ---

Actually, I think I can make them in cammo. Somewhere (I can't remember where now), I saw cammo yarn.  I will find it and link to it, if you'd like.  :)

As for being without a mentor, I will walk you through every part of knitting these, if you'd like, complete with videos and pictures.

Sister Wolf:
Bernat makes a sort of ugly camo print yarn here: http://www.bernat.com/product.php?LGC=camouflage

And this is a pretty camo yarn from Plymouth: http://www.anniesattic.com/detail.html?prod_id=22677

Darkwinter:
Sister, you are amazing!!!  I am heading to the store now.  Do you have a thread for :  Basic items one needs to start knitting?

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