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Old 12-08-2006, 12:13 PM   #1
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Endpaper mitts
I think this will be a cool exercise in knitting fair isle and using small dpns. Anyone up for this? I think it's not quite as scary/complicated at it looks. I have gotten through the ribbing and a couple rows into pattern.

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Hope the link works, my first time trying....

http://www.eunnyjang.com/knit/2006/1...per_mitts.html
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Old 12-08-2006, 01:44 PM   #2
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ooo those look pretty!!!!!!! I'm skerred of such tiny DPNs tho!!!
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:30 PM   #3
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Come on! You know you want to... join me!
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:42 PM   #4
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But I have to finish my christmas knitting first!
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Old 12-08-2006, 06:51 PM   #5
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Well, ok then. I suppose I should finish mine too... but I need a break from felted clogs!

I started, but not really with the colors I wanted. I wanted to use some fingerweight wool in teal blue with pine green for the pattern but the LYS didn't have anything like that so I ended up getting this washable wool/cashmere blend that I think is OK. I'm not sure how I feel about the colors. The red is a LOT darker than it appears on my photo (thank you, camera flash). It is hard to see the pattern sometimes. I guess I should have thought of that...

Once I have done the K1P1 cuff and gotten to the pattern it has gotten easier - bigger dpn's and no purling. I am on the first chart and so far/so good! I have read through the whole pattern and there is a lot around the thumb that I don't understand yet, hopefully it will make sense when I get there. I also don't know what it means to know how to increase/decrease in pattern, but there are instructions on her site so I am counting on taking some scrap yarn and making sure I know what I am doing when I get there..
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:02 PM   #6
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I'm going to keep talking to myself on this thread and if anyone wants to comment, feel free, even if you don't want to join me in knitting this. I am hoping someone will join me though!

I am frustrated. The knitting is going fine (so far) but I don't like my colors!! I tried to take a picture that really shows this but I can't figure out how to turn off the damn flash on my camera! The problem is the combo is too dark and I cannot see the pattern hardly at all, even under the bright light of my craft lamp. It does NOT look like this picture. I think I might go back to the LYS shop today and see if they have a light ice blue and frog back down to the cuff and start again. I think that might look nice....


Here's the pic so far, even though it does NOT really look like this. If it did, I'd keep going.
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Old 12-09-2006, 12:27 PM   #7
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The colors look fine .

Is fair isle knitting really easy ?
In all the years so far that I have been knitting I have yet to give fair isle a try .

Perhaps after the holidays , I will give this pattern a chance .
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I like your colors, but I think you're right in that a bigger contrast would be good. Blue and gray will look great!!

I'm still interested in doing these... I think I'm going to use Knitpicks Palette .
What do you think of Apricot and Bark?

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Guin, Fair Isle, isn't too bad... the most important thing is to make sure that you carry the colors loosely. Why not try a small swatch to practice?
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:30 PM   #10
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Ooh, those look gorgeous together, Hild!

I also think a more stark contrast would work better on yours, Laura, though what you have is lovely!

Guin, try fair isle! It's not difficult at all, particularly not once you get a rhythm going!
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