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Let's knit more mittens!

  Hi all,  Please join us for the next Community Knitting meeting on Wednesday, September 13, from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Meadows branch of the Boulder Public Library. The September pattern is mittens (pattern HERE ). We have collected many hats, and they are always welcome, but we could really use some more mittens to give out in December. Diana knitted the sample pictured above, and instead of the bulky weight yarn, she used 2 strands of DK weight. Feel free to play around with combinations of yarns to get something approximating bulky weight (e.g., 3 strands of fingering weight, 1 strand of fingering weight and 1 strand of worsted weight). We do recommend using wool and not acrylic for mittens because it stays warm when wet. It doesn't need to be machine washable - any wool will do. Anything from 9-10.5 double point needles will work for this pattern.   If you detest double points, click back to THIS POST from July to get a mitten pattern that's knit flat and seamed. It's