Well mitten #1 is complete, but I’m not happy with it. I’ve re-designed it and re-charted it and am ready to start re-knitting it. I think I have EXACTLY enough of the “Dewdrop” colourway left to make 2 mittens, based on what my scale says I used for the first mitten.
Things that didn’t work:
1. I don’t like the pattern and colours in the mitten cap, so I’ve redesigned it.
2. I think I picked up too many stitches for the mitten cap.
3. On gloves, I’ve always picked up the thumb from the front of the palm as shown below. However, this time, I don’t like what the does to the pattern. It also leaves to wide of an opening at the top for the remaining 4 fingers. I’ve re-designed the thumb construction, and I think it’s going to work this time!
I tried one really neat trick that I read about on the “Stranded” forum, on ravelry, in 2008. I can’t find the original post any more, but someone suggested using a crochet hook to crochet the loose ends together.
Here is the result: Verdict? Undecided… I think I used too small of a crochet hook. Let’s see how it goes on the next mitten.