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« on: October 02, 2010 02:39:05 PM »

I'm going to assume that everyone has either put the Endpaper Mitts http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/endpaper-mitts in their favorites on Ravelry or at least put them on their wist list.  I finally found the perfect color changing yarn in the right weight and I'm ready to knit them (as soon as I finish this other project...oh, and that one too...)  But I'm a little concerned about this purled "seam" stitch along the outside of the hand.  I've looked at lots of pictures of finished mitts on Ravelry, and the seam looks unsightly, like ladders from magic loop.  I can make this pattern without that, right?  I'm not used to following a graph pattern, and I've only done fair isle one other time.

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« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2010 03:35:21 PM »

I made these awhile ago and recall being concerned about the purl stitches,  too.  I ended up really liking how it turned out--i think the purl stitches give the mittens an elegant edge.  I know I posted photos here of them once I finished, but I'm not sure I got a good photo of the sides.

That being said, I don't see that there would be any harm in just working them as a knit stitch if you really wanted.

Good luck! I really loved this pattern and hope you do, too.  Share photos when they're finished!  Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2010 10:16:20 AM »

I got rid of the purl stitch and just did the pattern repeat around the entire hand. I remember I did have to figure out which stitches were the pattern repeat, it must not be marked on the chart.  There's a not great pic on my blog (4th pic down) (bad camera = bad pic) of the finished 'trigger finger' mitts that they turned into. I used a heavier yarn than the pattern called for so it was too thick for fingerless mitts, so they ended up as full mittens instead.  Grin

I really did follow the pattern & chart. Most of the time. I just made them longer in the hand. And left out the purl stitch.

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