Endpaper Mitt Number 1

On August 31, I started a pair of Eunny Jang’s Endpaper Mitts. I finished the first one on September 3rd, and only worked on them for an hour or two a day — they’re that quick and easy! Here’s the first one:

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I used my new KnitPicks Essential Solid, which is a very nice yarn to work with. It took me a few tries to pick a color combination that I liked — tried brown/green and brown/orange but neither had quite enough contrast.

The pattern is well-written and easy to follow. I made the smallest size, which fits my palm perfectly, but my wrists are so thin that the wrist is baggy. So I might give these away and make them again with ribbed wrists and patterned palms, or fancier shaping.

Oh, also, I only worked two reps of the pattern for the wrist, instead of three, and I shortened the palm by about half a repeat.

I used my regular ultra-stretchy 2-needle, 2-strand cast on. Was watching BSG when I started them and didn’t want to learn a tubular cast-on :)

And I learned the trick of the two set-up rows for the kitchener bind-off! I always use kitchener bind-off with k1p1 rib, but I’d never worked the setup rows before (k1, sl1wyif around, then sl1wyib, p1 around). It lets the stitches line up properly and makes the result ever so much more elegant!

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7 Responses to “Endpaper Mitt Number 1”

  1. Kristin

    Those are beautiful Kara, and I love the colors :)

  2. Dan

    That looks really neat! I like the diamonds.

  3. Annie

    Oh, those are gorgeous – must go add them to my Ravelry queue!

  4. midgeling

    I clicked on your name from LibriVox and was pleasantly surprised to find that you are a knitter too! The mitts are lovely, and I wanted to thank you for the great reading you are doing on LibriVox. You are helping to make my knitting time much more pleasant!

  5. kara

    Thanks, midgeling :)

  6. Diane

    Lovely, lovely, lovely knitting!

    Would you be willing to explain your “ultra-stretchy 2-needle, 2-strand cast on” or direct me to a place I could find it?

    Thanks so much!
    Diane

  7. kara

    Oh, certainly Diane! I learned it from Knitting Without Tears (I think) and I don’t remember what it’s called, but here’s another knitter demonstrating with a video:
    Best Stretchy Cast-on Ever


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