They're Fraternal. But Which One is the Evil Twin? by Uptownknitmob collaboration

They're Fraternal. But Which One is the Evil Twin?

October 2015
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
38 stitches and 43 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette colourwork
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
470 yards (430 m)
Women's M (8" circumference)
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Sure, They’re Fraternal. But Which One is the Evil Twin?

If you love symmetry, order, and harmony of design, TURN BACK NOW. You’ve been warned.
However, if you like fun, challenge, and chaos, we think you might like it here.

These mittens started with a simple scheme; a design created between seven knitters, incorporating a gradient. Of course, because we are who we are, it quickly spiralled out of control. The first knitter was given a starting line, and a set amount of stitches and rows to fill. The last line of her design, and only the last line, was given to the next knitter as HER starting line. And so on, and so on, until the mitten had five sections, and a thumb. No one had seen anyone else’s design except the mysterious* figure known as the “overseer”. Then, just to be evil, each knitter was given the SAME starting line again, but also needed to incorporate the same finishing line as before; and hence a second mitten was born. Same designers, same DNA, but different result. Siblings born at the same time; fraternal twins. Similar, but very much individual. Although the designs may vary wildly, the gradient colours tie both mitts back together.
Definitely different, but definitely a set.

  • Note: the figure wasn’t actually mysterious. It was just Erin.

Uptownknitmob collaboration with contributions from Heather Adams, Anne Blayney, Suzanne Carter, Teresa Cornwell, Jill Kras, Cheryl McLeod, and Erin Wilk.

Yarn notes:
1 pair of mittens requires approximately the following quantities of yarn:
• 50 grams/1.76 oz of MC
• 10 grams/0.35 oz each of 5 CCs