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Thursday, February 3, 2011

Knitting Notes

Pattern: Genmaicha Mitts by Kirsten Kapur
Yarn: Sundara Sock in the Evergreen over Gold Colorway
Needles: Size 1.5 DPNs

First, I will say, I really enjoyed this pattern. It's easy but interesting, and very quick. However, the thumb seems a bit loose, and they're a bit long on me. I would be fine dealing with this, but I had intended these for someone with smaller hands than me. Fortunately, I have more than half the skein of yarn left, so I'm going to do another pair. I'll maintain the same needle size, because the overall fit on the hand is fine, but I'm going to do two less increases for the thumb gusset. I'm also going to do a few less rows in the hand. I'll probably end it the same amount from the top of the next to last cable row as it is from the current last cable row. I don't want to shorten them a ton, but I think that will do enough so they won't be too long.

This also works out since I mucked up the cables on the right mitt in one place, which again, I can put up with, but I'd rather not have in a gift. Fortunately, I should be able to knock out another pair by next weekend, so I'm still on time.

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