I'm making a solid-color variation of the Tweedy Mittens on Ravelry! I have lots of the MC but want to add a CC in a rectangle or two stripes on the back of the mitten. I want to do this only on the back of the mitten (instead of circling all the way around the hand) because I'm using yarn from a previous project so the mittens match. I only have a little bit of CC left and I'm trying to conserve it! What is the best way to make two stripes or a patch using the least amount of yarn? I know I could just buy another skein but $$ is tight and then I'll have leftovers again. The only colorwork (if you can call it that) that I've done is knitty's Tychus hat, but it doesn't scare me to try new things!
Thanks so much for any suggestions.