Thursday, October 15, 2009
I've finished my very first pair of stranded mittens. I am so proud. Despite a rocky start and a major boo boo, I finally got them done. Not like I had a choice since these are for a swap.
Pattern: Anemoi Mittens by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Harrisville Designs New England Shetland; 1 sk white and 1 sk hyacinth
Needles: 2.25mm Clover bamboo dpns & 2.5mm KnitPicks wooden dpns
Notes: Great pattern. There are a few errors in the pattern that I had to work around. For example, the thumb st distribution should be 8-9-8 and not 7-9-7. The yarn is pretty scratchy but did soften up a fair bit in the wash.
I'm very glad to have these off the needles. I learned a lot about stranded knitting. I can hold both yarns in my right hand at the same time. I tried using both hands but it threw off my tension. I'll defintely make another pair of stranded mittens - as soon as some Wollmeise shows up.