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« on: April 27, 2005 02:13:49 AM »

I just finished these mosaic mitts based on Sandy Cushman's pattern in IK Summer 2004.  This was my first attempt at any type of color work and it was incredibly easy (fair isle here I come).  I used one skein each of the colors cranberry and blueberry Wool of the Andes from Knit Picks so at a $1.79 (!)  per skein it was also a very affordable project.  One issue I seem to have is my bind off--the last stitch of the bind off always looks very sloppy and uneven when I knit in the round. 

Any comments and advice are welcomed and appreciated! 

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« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2005 02:42:46 AM »

I think they are really pretty and special. I haven't had the guts to try colorwork yet, so way to go to you! At first I didn't see that they had opposite colors, but now I did and I think it looks good. Both colors take about the same space/attention, which is good in my opinion.

About the bind off - I often find that it's possible to fix that last sloppy st when you weave in the thread.


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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2005 10:55:51 AM »

those are awesome.  i read in an elizabeth zimmerman book that if you k2tog the last 2 stitches its more even looking...maybe that will help. i've never tried it

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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2005 11:27:23 AM »

They look really, really cool! Good color combination!

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« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2005 12:59:14 PM »

Very cool! I don't see the sloppy bind off.
Great job

« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2005 01:20:59 PM »

According to Montse Stanley, the best way to neaten the last bind off stitch is to thread the yarn onto a needle, and then insert the needle through the loop and give the needle a complete turn to twist the loop.  Then you catch a strand at the back of the work, whichever way makes the yarn look the tidiest, and then sew in your end the usual way.

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2005 02:47:27 PM »

Wow. Those look amazing. I haven't tried fairisle or intarsia yet either, but I am dying to! Something like this may be just the ticket. I've been making socks for about four months now, but I want to try a hooded sweatshirt and gloves using multiple colours.

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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2005 05:47:38 PM »

those are super cool. i want!
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« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2005 08:24:32 PM »

those are really super! i just ordered some Wool of the Andes and some other Knit Picks yarn. Can't wait to try it out. I think I'll have to subscribe to IW Knits. i just bought my first copy today...
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2005 11:05:01 AM »

These are some of the sweetest mitts I've ever seen. Niiiiiice work.


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