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Mitts ahoy!

I actually unpinned these from the blocking board last Monday morning before work, but I’ve just now been able to take decently lit pictures of them:

Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang

Dale Baby Ull in colors 7436 and 7502

US0 / 2.00mm Plymouth bamboo DPNs for the ribbing
US3 / 3.25mm Crystal Palace bamboo DPNs for the colorwork

I didn’t make any modifications to the pattern, unless a different tubular bindoff counts as a modification (I don’t really think it does, but your mileage may vary).

This was a pretty fast project, even if I did have to knit three mitts to get a matching pair – I’d started the third one two Saturdays ago, just before I went to the knit-together at Rebecca’s, and I was weaving in the ends that night. I had a lot of fun with these, too. I don’t know if I’d knit a second pair, though, just because with my attention span, I’d get really bored knitting the same stitch pattern over and over.

These are slightly longer than I’d prefer; I’d probably have been fine doing just two repeats for the cuff. And these aren’t quite as snug as I’d like. But I still like them a lot and have used them pretty much every day since I finished blocking them.

Just for fun, mitt guts!

I like the insides almost as much as the outsides, and that’s saying something, considering how much I love them when worn right side out.

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An illustration of gauge

As I mentioned in my January goals post, I had started the Endpaper Mitts. Even though I have knit two by this point, I’m not done with this project yet; I’ve got one more to finish.

That’s because the two existing mitts aren’t a pair.

Basically, I finished one, but didn’t realize that my gauge had tightened a bit until I was nearly done. (I’d tried on the cuff and it seemed to fit fine, so I continued on to the decreases and, well…) My gauge on that mitt ended up being around 9 st/in. While I do have nearly child-sized hands, “nearly” isn’t good enough for me to wear the first mitt.

To the left is a finished mitt at 9 st/in. To the right is my second mitt, knit to 8 st/in. While I can fit the smaller one on my non-dominant hand, it’s not very comfortable to wear. It’s past snug; it’s downright tight.

See, this is why gauge matters in fitted items. See how much of a difference 1 st/in makes here? Nearly an inch at its widest point. And this isn’t even a large project. Imagine how much more of a difference it would make if I’d knit up a sweater.

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