Thank you all^^
Lovely. I really like the black and white. Reminds me that I have a couple of ancient patterns for Sanquhar gloves which are also black and white and very similar in pattern to these. They are knit using one strand of wool in each hand so you have to be able to knit Continental style as well as the more conventional way. I made a pair for an aunt about 40 years ago. Seeing your mittens inspires me to have another go.
If I work on a pattern that has longer strands running on the back I normally use the combined as it makes sure I don't tighten the knit too much. I simply get a looser and nicer piece in the end.
I am so happy to hear that! I hope you will share your result with us
Also thaaaank yooouuu for the Sanquhar gloves idea. I know the style but never knew what it was called. I googled it and I now know^^
I am so intimidated by that kind of colorwork. Amazing work. They are beautiful!
Hi there, loca4crafts. The most important realization I have done with the whole knitting thing is that you just have to try it out. I had a bad experience with color work and it took about 13 years before I tried it again. When I watched some of the instruction videos on Youtube it became quite clear and it made it a lot easier to overlook it!
On my blog I write notes and thoughts on the patterns where there is small tips on how to work color knit. Hope you find the courage!