Vapor Barrier Mitts. Pattern Help?
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Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Vapor Barrier Mitts. Pattern Help? on 11/03/2006 17:04:36 MST Print View

So we've been having a productive day at home. My bike frame is at the shop where they will hopefully warrenty the crack :s

My wife is knitting so I sat down at the sewing machine and tried to figure out a lobster mitt pattern so I can make some VB liners. I've been through 3 patterns and I'm getting close but still having some issues. I think I finally got the dimension of hand width right and the thumb/first finger hole is close but...

How do you get the "V" shape right between the fingers (just 2 since it's a lobster style)? Do you leave a big seam allowance? Do you cut a longer slot where the fingers come together or not? Is there a best way to do the seam or is just the simple seam ok? My fingers are ending up to long too. Can I just resew them shorter and trim the pattern once I flip it back inside out?

I'm sewing it inside out and then flipping it. Any tips are welcome. I can take pictures if that's not clear.

Thanks!

Edited by Pivvay on 11/03/2006 17:06:05 MST.

Christopher Plesko
(Pivvay) - F

Locale: Rocky Mountains
Re: Vapor Barrier Mitts. Pattern Help? on 11/03/2006 17:53:54 MST Print View

mittsHere's the furthest I've got so far. I learned a few things today. 1) Blue magic marker runs easily on this scrap white stuff 2) Making mitts is hard 3) My lobster mitts from the store look much more complicated than my 2 piece pattern

That being said this revision works okay. I will keep experiementing. Hints are appreciated :)