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Here is the supply list Claudia posted to spinfree:
The pattern we are following is one Claudia wrote and is on the Mining Company's site:
If you have any questions about this project, feel free to email Claudia!
- About 4 oz of yarn..... go and weigh what you have with one stick of butter or
margarine or something else that weighs close to 4 oz.....just balance it in your hand
and see if it feels close...or go to the Post Office and look forlorn..they'll let you
use their scale. You might only need 3 oz. BUT if you are feuding with anyone or are a new and
nervous knitter who knits TIGHT, then you will need more yarn.
- The yarn needs to be: heavy worsted weight.
What is worsted weight you ask? It is loosely defined at yarn that
measures 1000 yards and equals one pound. So 4 oz will measure 250
yards. Heavy worsted weight is 4 oz measuring 200 yards.
- If you are buying [commercial yarn]...Lamb's Pride worsted is great stuff (I sell it and
ALL the materials noted here at:
- if you are spinning... wrap your yarn around a ruler and count how many
wraps there are in 1 inch. You should aim for 10 wraps. If your yarn is
substantially thinner or thicker....post what it is to this list and
I'll see what we can do to make it work best for you in this pattern.
You can double thinner stuff and knit with it that way......if you can
stand the confusion of yarn that is in pieces on your first
knit-through, it will work out fine (2 strands of sport weight yarn will
usually knit as thickly as 1 strand of heavy worsted weight yarn)
- Double pointed needles...GET WOOD OR BAMBOO. You will thank me someday.
You only need 4, but if you like to work with 5, that's fine. I like #6,
or #7, or #8 needles. The thicker your yarn, the bigger the needle you
need. For these mittens, it is not critical. If you have #5s at home,
- A couple of stitch markers. You can buy these or make them. Safety pins,
teeny elastic bands (anyone have kids with braces? these bands are
fantastic!!!), rings made of shiny string...all will work as markers.
- Be kind to yourself and go get a zippered or well-snapping plastic case to
keep these and the following things in.
- a pair of snips or a small pair of scissors.
- a small notebook. NOTE: if you are like me and can't read small print,
start a large notebook. You will probably be thankful someday that all
your projects and notes are kept together. I am. I like notebooks with
POCKETS so I can keep patterns in there, too.
- a pen
- a darning needle and 24" of some thickish waste yarn of a different
color....you will use these later on, but put them in your case. The
darning needle needs to have a BIG eye so you can thread the yarn easily
through it. (Note: not to plug my business...but if you can find CHIBI
darning needles..BUY THEM. They make sewing up knitting a breeze as they
have a bent tip and are lightweight).
This material ©1999 Claudia Krisniski