November 17, 2013

Persnickety Mittens

Persnickety Mittens

Persnickety Mittens

For a while now I've wanted to combine a bright red with a light blue yarn. I'm happy with the colors, but not completely happy with the mittens otherwise. I think they are a bit too short, particularly the part between the cuff and thumb. Will take note of this and make sure in the future I add rows to mitten patterns that don't seem to have enough. My gauge in stranded knitting tends to turn out pretty tight, and I still haven't quite mastered the tensioning of the floats. Patterns, like the palm sides of these mittens, that repeatedly have the same amount of stitches of each color in a column are particularly troublesome tensioning wise. While trying to prevent too much tension with the second mitten I ended up with a larger mitten. Not a perfect project, but at least it was a learning experience.

The Ravelry project page

6 comments:

  1. They look great! I have a pair of Police Box Mittens hibernating because I can't seem to get the tension of the floats right either. I finished one mitten and it is way too tight.

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    1. It's a bit weird because it's not like I've never done stranded knitting before, but sometimes it comes out better than others.

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  2. They look gorgeous - I love the color combo! I started the endpaper mitts a couple years ago but after frogging them four times because I never got the tension right I gave up :( Stranded knitting is hard work but I always love the results - even when they're not perfect :)

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    1. Looking at some stranded knitting my late grandmother did, I don't understand how her tension was so perfect. It's hard.

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  3. The colors are perfect and the mittens looks nice imo <3 greetings from Finland :)

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