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The gray and the black mittens
Finished
October 28 2014
January 7 2016
Project info
The gray and the black mittens
The Red and the Black by Laura Ricketts
Knitting
me
Needles & yarn
US 5 - 3.75 mm
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
Black
Cascade Yarns® Cascade 220®
Gray
Notes

This is my first real colorwork pattern. I’m using yarn leftover from other projects. I’m tempted to make the thumbs pink!

The instructions for the cuff are missing the two-color ribbing shown in the photo. I didn’t realize this until I neared the tip of mitten 1. Oops! Started over (and contacted the designer - the individual pattern is correct, it is wrong only in the collection of mitten patterns).

Oops - another missing instruction on the thumb.

Oops, on my part this time. After knitting (and reknitting and still more reknitting) mitten 1, when I got to the thumb hole for mitten 2, I realized I had misread the instructions for adding the scrap yarn. Oh, well! Wabi sabe! I’m not redoing mitten 1 yet again.

Jan, 2016 - FINALLY picked this project up again. All that remained was to knit one thumb. I did that, and wove in the gray ends; I ran out of natural light, so the black will have to wait.

The thumbs turned out different sizes, despite my knitting the second thumb twice. They are warm, though. I hope they felt a bit through use. Not a bad result for my first try at stranded knitting.

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by Cascade Yarns®
Worsted
100% Wool
220 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: October 28, 2014
  • Finished: January 11, 2016
  • Updated: January 30, 2016
  • Progress updates: 4 updates