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Tiny Mittens


Found in our CRAFT pool: Flickr user knit_purr has knitted up a batch of adorable mittens so small it’s mind-boggling! Really curious about what the needles must have looked like…toothpicks? Link.

4 thoughts on “Tiny Mittens

  1. Wincey says:

    Toothpicks are too fat to be the needles on these, I’d think! 000 or 0000 needles (maybe usually used for lacemaking?) might have done it.

  2. nataliezee says:

    (posting for M.E. williams)
    I can’t get the login to work for me, so I’m unable to leave a comment. Miniature knits like the ones done here are usually done on “unfolded” paper clips or on craft wire. I think the points of pins are too sharp to use; they split the thread. I’ve seen a book or two on “miniature knitting” and remember when BugKnits was hot a few years ago, and while it can be done on very fine lace needles, it’s easier to do this on something shorter. So lots of people use wire. Williams

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Jenny Ryan is an artist, crafter, and maker of things. She lives in Los Angeles with a pack of various animals (including her husband) and writes about her adventures in creating at Exit Through the Thrift Shop.

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