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!