A little different angle on the fingerless mitts today. I thought I would how you the shrinkage I get on them. I am using a 23 micron merino for the body of the mitts.fingerless mitt white 1 fingerless mitt flowered 1

The bottom layer is the resist, Next is the mitt when I take it off the resist and then the finished mitt. I think there is more then 30% shrinkage but not 50%. The stems are a single yarn and the flowers are made from prefelt.

There are 2 other pairs without there resists. the stripes are multicoloured merino wool the bluish mitts have a sparkly commercial yarn on them.

fingerless mitt green fingerless mitt blue 1

Tomorrow is blending wool on the carder so I have enough wool to make more. I am down to small amounts of colours and I have no black left.  Just as well we are in for really cold temperatures and then a snowstorm.

10 thoughts on “Shrinkage

  1. I really like the blue mitts with the sparkly – very seasonal !

    Rather you than me with the approaching snowstorm. Brrr. It’s still mild here – and long may it last.

  2. I love the flowers too and the blue sparkly.. It’s a lot warmer here but won’t be for long, snow tomorrow, stay warm. Thanks for sharing.

  3. These mitts are really impressive. Especially those flowers. I also love the color on these. I woke up to yet another snow event. This is really unusual for southwest Missouri to get this much snow and cold temps.

    1. Thank you Judy. The flowers are fairly easy. If I have time later I will post about it on the forum. We re getting the same storm you are. Its blowing my way. I think its a much bigger problem for you than us. We are used to it.

    1. I don’t make definite sizes. Some are a little bigger than the other. But like gloves mostly one size fits all. If you steam them or wet them they can be stretched a little to fit better if needed. some are shorter than others but mostly that’s because when I cut the resist out I usually take a little resist as well and they get shorter over time. Yes I use floor underlay for the resists. Its nice and flexible and lasts along time.

  4. I was impressed with myself for getting two flat pieces of felt almost the exact same size the other day, I don’t know how you manage with two mitts, especially shaping them! 🙂
    It’s been really mild here too, about 13C in the day.

    1. Not sure I could do 2 flat peices. but with the mitts they get rolled together and them I fulI and shape one and then work the other till it matches. temperature dropped to -27c with the wind this morning.

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