I'm pretty sure two finished colorwork projects in a row is a record for me. The mitten patterns in the Brooklyn Tweed LOFT Collection definitely have inspired me, and the second pair was knitted with the yarn it was designed for. LOFT was a very pleasant experience for stranded knitting. It's a lot softer than I expected. It's also pretty fragile, and pulling too hard will break it, but at least my normal knitting style is not rough enough to break it. It's great for something that you'll wear against the skin; at least a test ride today didn't reveal any itchy qualities. I'm definitely looking forward to using it on many different projects in the future. It'll probably be great for most kinds of projects, except definitely not socks.
The pattern was also very easy. The hardest part was the tubular cast on, but that could be easily replaced by a regular long-tail cast on. Each row was easily memorized and there were no long floats. But it seems I still need some practice with either choosing color combinations for stranded knitting or my knitting technique, because I don't feel the pattern stands out enough in this pair of mittens, either.
your mittens turned out beautifully!! love the colours, and glad that the yarn is really soft on your hands.ReplyDelete
I am in LOVE with these mittens! The colors look absolutely fantastic together. Kudos for finishing two pairs in a row! :)ReplyDelete
These are beautiful mittens! Enjoy wearing them! And the compliments... ;-)ReplyDelete
Sopiiko vastata suomeksi..? Interweave knits:issä oli, taisi olla viime talvena, hyvä juttu kirjoneuleista ja värien valinnasta. Siinä neuvottiin selvittämään värien vaaleus/tummuus ja kontrasti esim. ottamalla langoista mustavalkoinen valokuva. Ehkä siitä olisi apua. Ihanat lapaset joka tapauksessa.ReplyDelete
Joo, olen varmaan itsekin lukenut saman artikkelin. Pitää varmaan jatkossa kokeilla tuota vinkkiä, kun ei pelkkään omaan värisilmään nähtävästi pysty luottamaan! Värit jotka sinänsä näyttää kivalta yhdessä ei välttämättä sovellu kirjoneuleeseen.ReplyDelete