And We’re Done!

FO: Endpaper Mitts

Neat, pretty and geometric! This project is all about geometrical perfection. You know the feeling when dividing a circle into exactly 6 segments using only a compass and pencil? How neatly it all fits together? Exactly like that!

Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

Yarn: Filatura di Crosa Zarina (gray) and Lanas Stop Prima Merino (yellow)

Needles: 2.5mm

Mods (or, how to make these if you’re too lazy/cheap to go buy smaller needles for the ribbing):

1. Cuff: I loved the result of my mitten surgery so for the second mitten I cast on the required number of stitches and worked two rows of ribbing. Once the whole mitten was finished, I picked up stitches from the top of the ribbing, cut away the CO an worked it as for the first. Why didn’t I just do a provisional CO? Too lazy. To make the cuffs neater, I twisted all knit sts, then finished them as for the finger end in the pattern.

2. Finger: I added one more colourwork repeat and to keep the ribbed proportions, well, proportional, made the finger ribbing much smaller. Only one row of plain knitting, then twisted tubular BO. The bright yellow is much better in small slashes rather than big blobs

3. Thumb: Picked up five stitches altogether and did one colourwork repeat before finishing with ribbing as for finger. Fiddly? God, yes! Pretty and proportional? Yeah!

One of these days I’ll wake up at the crack of dawn and take dewy, glowy pictures of these, I promise. In the meanwhile, here is the twilight picture.

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