Tuesday, December 21, 2010

More Mittens

Finally, a chance to show an unblogged project!

Pattern: Vespergyle Mittens by Elinor Brown
Yarn: Knit Picks Palette (100% Peruvian highland wool), colorways Bark (23 g) and Blue (31 g)
Needles: US 0 (2.0 mm) dpns
Started/Completed: October 20/December 5

These took me a little while because these were my designated lunch break knitting, which meant they only saw about 30-40 minues of knitting a day during the week. Add to that the fact that I'm a little slower when knitting colorwork and you can understand why they took a month and a half to finish.

The last time I knit these mittens, I used a circular and magic looped. This time around, I decided to try dpns to see how I liked them for colorwork. The answer? Not so much. I found them to be more difficult to hold, probably because I do stranded colorwork with one color in each hand, which means less fingers to hold the needles. There's also a slightly noticeable line down the middle of the mitten where the split for the needles was, but I think it'll even out with wear.

The only real glitch with these mittens is that I somehow mismeasured when I was knitting the thumbs and ended them a little soon -- so these will go into the long-term planning box for someone with stubby thumbs!

3 comments:

Stripeyspots said...

Well I can't comment on the speed of your colourwork but I can say that you knit beautifully. Very, very nice!

Becky said...

I just finished a pair of colorwork mittens, Fiddleheads, which are my first ever. I started with dpns and couldn't handle it. I switched to magic loop - the first time I've done this - and it was much better.

DPUTiger said...

Very nice. Makes me want to start yet another pair of colorwork mittens. I do not need another pair of colorwork mittens!