Fair Isle Frustration

Well, I ripped back the central color work portion (the black and green looked okay to me) and reknit it on double-pointed needles.  I appear to have gauge (I’ll see for sure after it’s done blocking), and I think it might be acceptable.  But…I may knit it again just to see if I can make it come out better.  Have I mentioned that I hate this mitten?  Stranded knitting is not my favorite thing to do.  The small circumference of a child’s mitten makes it even less fun, frankly.  I suppose it’s nice that the project is small, but it’s fiddly too.  Here it is, pinned to size (width-wise, anyway):

And here’s a closeup of the color work (these were the four colors of Plymouth Galway that happened to be living in my stash.  I make no claims to the beauty of the piece).

Maybe on Attempt #2 I will reverse the maroon and the white.  Why the heck not?  Then at least I’ll know which one is which.  I may go up one size in needles too…I think I may get gauge without stretching the width at all.  How many times will I knit this mitten?  Follow along, Constant Reader, and see!

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About The International Knitter of Mystery

If I told you about me, I wouldn't be The International Knitter of MYSTERY, now would I? But I can tell you that "Danger" is my middle name.
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