Sunday, February 14, 2010

Endpaper Mitts

They are finally done. Actually, I finished them a week or so ago but wanted to block them out so they'd fit better and hopefully look better. I think the colorwork does look a little better with blocking, though they're still a bit tight.

Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang (free pattern)
Needles: Addi Turbos of three different sizes. I'm afraid that in my happiness at finally completing this project, I threw away my notes before entering them in Ravelry. I *think* I cast on in a 2, knit the ribbing on 0 and did the colorwork on 3.
Yarn: Louet Gems Fingering Weight in teal and aqua. I liked the yarn a lot.

As mentioned previously, I don't like that the sizes are based on gauge because it affects the appearance of the fair isle pattern. It was also annoying that the chart rows weren't numbered, but I suppose that's a minor quibble. For the most part it was easy to knit, and is a quick project despite the fact that it took me six months to complete. It's good fair isle practice too, since the pattern is so simple and only requires two colors.

The bind-off was very fiddly and obnoxious and didn't even look very good, as evident in the photo below. Check out the bumpy edges on my left palm.
It may not be the fault of the bind off itself - I suspect I screwed it up, as the process is unnecessarily complex. Unlike other bind offs, I wouldn't have been able to undo it and fix the mistakes. I have no idea why this bind off was chosen.

I'm happy to finally have another pair of fingerless mitts. Of course they don't match even one hat or scarf that I own so I don't know how much use I'll get out of them. Maybe this calls for some more hat and scarf knitting?

1 comment:

Annmarie said...

They came out gorgeous. I am going to consider these for my first color work project!