Finished Object – Endpaper Mitts

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Like my paparazzi picture?? Hee hee, who said you can’t learn anything from America’s Next Top Model πŸ™‚ !

 

Yarn: Knitpicks Palette in Bark and Apricot
Inspiration: Eunny Jang Endpaper Mitts
Size:
8.5″ Hand Circumference
Needles:
Size 0 and Size 3
Yardage: 174 yards of Bark (3/4 ball) and 115 yards of Apricot (1/2 ball)
Modifications: None
Enjoyment Factor: 9

Knit Time: One Week!!

The Good:

  • Free yarn!! Yup, Free!! I got it from a lovely woman on Destash who wanted to get rid of some unwanted stash. Since I have been itching to learn colorwork, but didn’t want the Anemoi mittens to be my first foray into unknown knitting country, I decided that the endpaper mitts would fit the bill.
  • Quick. Very quick. This set of mitts took me exactly one week to complete. Maybe it was because I couldn’t put them down but it was quick nonetheless

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  • I learned a variety of new techniques – Italian Tubular cast on and bind off, colorwork, and did some knitting continental style.

The Bad:

  • Since this was my first colorwork project the second glove came out a bit tighter due to improvements in my technique. I luckily had no problems with terribly uneven fabric.

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  • I got a little bit presumptuous on the second mitt and mistakenly skipped over a step with the tubular cast off so I had to go back and retie my yarn since I had cut it already. Its not a visible issue for anyone else, but just goes to show how easily the pattern instills you with confidence so that you think you know everything and cut your yarn without referring back to the patter. BAH!!

The Ugly:

  • I did make a mistake on the first glove right around the wrist area because I obviously wasn’t paying attention. Therefore, the gloves are no longer interchangeable and the mistake glove will forever be the left glove unless I want to reveal the mistake to others.

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31 thoughts on “Finished Object – Endpaper Mitts

  1. Saw your photos on the Stranded! Flickr Pool and came on over to check them out. For your first colorwork, you did awesome!! Congratulations!! And gorgeous colors (and free!!) – woo-hoo!

  2. Can’t beat free yarn!

    I LUV them!! You make me have enough courage to try them out!!

    Wow! @ Italian Tubular CO/BO didn’t know there was even such a thing! Haha! :op

    Great America’s Top “Knitter” pose!! :oD That is what I like to call us all the time!!! Haha!

  3. That first picture is so fabulous. Tyra would be proud πŸ™‚

    Love your color combo–my endpapers, I think are my most-worn knitted item. I’m sure you’ll get lots of use out of yours!

  4. Tis the season – this pattern is popping up everywhere. I love the colors yours, perfect for fall!

    Could you hide your booboo by duplicate stitching over the offending stitch?

  5. Oooh, they are gorgeous! I want to knit mine now… but really, I have to wait after Christmas. But your fabulous pair are making it hard to fight the urge to cast on some EMs now!

  6. I hate being this person, but I am so jealous of these gloves. I’m working on a sewn pair soon. I must have them. I’m too embarrassed to say what I paid for a pair last year.

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