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Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Instructions for making rain mitts on 10/12/2011 18:57:46 MDT Print View

Anyone know where I might be able to find instructions on making rain mitts? Thanks,

todd harper
(funnymoney) - MLife

Locale: Sunshine State
Re: Instructions for making rain mitts on 10/12/2011 19:33:31 MDT Print View

You can use this from thru-hiker:

http://thru-hiker.com/projects/mitten_pattern.php

Just use waterproof material and modify the cuffs, if desired.

Please show pics!

Dave U
(FamilyGuy) - F

Locale: Rockies
Re: Re: Instructions for making rain mitts on 10/12/2011 19:49:51 MDT Print View

Awesome - thanks Todd!

Brad Walker
(brawa)

Locale: SoCal
TH instructions on 10/12/2011 23:19:08 MDT Print View

So I actually did a first pass using the thru hiker plans with silnylon earlier this week (bad result). In the process I noted that the thumb lengths on the palm and thumb pieces aren't the same. This doesn't seem right but I could be missing something.

Lance Marshall
(Lancem) - F - MLife

Locale: Oregon
Re: Instructions for making rain mitts on 10/13/2011 00:57:21 MDT Print View

David, Here's a link to some mitts I've had success with. Mitt Pattern

Hope this helps

Edited by Lancem on 10/13/2011 00:59:31 MDT.

Chris Muthig
(cmuthig) - M

Locale: Georgia
Re: Instructions for making rain mitts on 10/13/2011 07:01:53 MDT Print View

I've tried that thru-hiker pattern before. The main problem with it is that it is made for fabric that stretches, and while we know sil does stretch, it is the wrong kind of stretch. So when you use them, the thumb doesn't articulate well enough.

Lance, that pattern looks great though. I've been looking for something that had a thumb that was separate from the rest of the mitt like that for a while, and your pattern looks perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Jim Colten
(jcolten) - M

Locale: MN
Re: Instructions for making rain mitts on 10/13/2011 10:18:53 MDT Print View

I've tried that thru-hiker pattern before. The main problem with it is that it is made for fabric that stretches

True, but I had good success measuring the length and circumference of parts of my hand and adapting the pattern to those measurements.

Or ... Quest Outfitters sells a nice glove/mitt pattern for $5.95 plus shipping and handling.

David Goodyear
(dmgoody) - MLife

Locale: mid-west
quest pattern. on 10/16/2011 04:57:11 MDT Print View

+1 on the quest pattern. It comes as a full size pattern S-M-L. I modified it a bit and made an entre arctic glove system.

nested gloves

enjoy,

Dave