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Size Labeling Fingerless Mitts

I mentioned on Wednesday that I was looking at ways of keeping together and size labeling fingerless mitts for craft shows.

Here’s What I Came Up With For Size Labeling

First of all, it amazes me how much shit I have around to come up with solutions for things like sizing labels.

I didn’t want to add any cost, so I used only materials I had on-hand:

I simply created a document with different colored circles with 9/16″ diameter. Six different colors for each size and the abbreviation for the size.  I printed a full sheet of labels. Punched them out with the 9/16″ hole punch. Added a 1/18″ hole at the top and attached two mitts together with the coilless safety pin.

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Do I recommend this method for others?

Not really…who on Earth would have any of the five items I used? Never mind all five of them.

But I’m happy with the solution and may end up sizing hats this way as well.

Lewis commented:

“For sizing labels what about taking a piece of colored yarn and create a loop to tie them together. Use different colors for each size – red for large, blue for med, and yellow for sm. This way you can tell size at a glance. They can easily be tried on and will stay together.”

While customers couldn’t tell the sizing, this method would work perfectly well too.

Current Knitting

I finished the unfinished pair of Rose’s Fingerless Mitts from the last blog entry and then finished another pair.

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Turns out I have enough Briar Rose yarn to make yet another pair.

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So I will. I haven’t yet gotten sick of making these. In fact, I’m looking forward to trying out a new yarn after I’m finished with the Briar Rose.

4 comments on “Size Labeling Fingerless Mitts

    1. Yes…it wasn’t that difficult to use the 9/16th” punch on the transparency and label together. It would have been a lot more difficult and time-consuming to punch the label and transparency film separately and then peel each circle and stick it on the clear plastic disk.

  1. You brought me to tears! You dated yourself with the transparency sheets. As you did not mention they neither copier friendly (cough cough) nor printer friendly, They things we save!

    Coilless pins are one of my favorite knitting notions. I’m curious how you happened to have an entire box. And how a girl could score such a treasure for herself…….

    1. Transparency film or sheets, I always knew them as “overheads” since that’s what they were used for…overhead projections. And I remember when we used to have them created professionally so our presentations would be slick!

      I found the box of 5 gross coil-less safety pins at my local flea market. I don’t remember how much they were, but I was thrilled to find them.

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