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I've been busy making the mittens in the December Countryside magazine and it all went well - I was happy that I managed to interpret all the American instructions which are a little different from British ones - but the mittens turned out with a really tiny wrist measurement. Fortunately my mother has tiny wrists so they weren't wasted but I wonder if I used the wrong wool. I used double knitting where it called for worsted. Does anyone know if this is right? Has anyone else made these mittens? Is it just me?:confused:
Any guidance would be appreciated as I'd like to knit some more to fit normal-sized wrists!
 

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oops. DK yarn is finer than worsted weight. see chart

It usually shows up more in the width than in the lengthof an item, too. :(
 

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Ah, that explains a lot! Thankyou. I suppose I should have done a tension square but I thought it wouldn't matter for something like mittens. Wrong! I'll try using some Aran yarn but with the same needles. Thanks again

Kaitlin
 
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