Wednesday, December 14, 2016

WIP Wednesday: Knitting & Un-Knitting

My main project continues to be the Pokemon Hunting mittens, because I really don't want to lose my fingers to frostbite, but obviously I am not going to stop playing Pokemon Go just because it's cold out. I mean, this week's update includes Pikachu in Santa Hats! Come on!
Anyway, I realized on Saturday morning that I had mis-read the pattern and didn't work P2 before and after the gusset stitch markers. OOPS! It was an easy (if not time consuming) fix to drop all of the stitches down and use a crochet hook to pick them back up the other way.
But then I knit all of the thumb increases and realized that my tiny thumb did not need quite so many stitches....and I ripped back a bit to modify the pattern to use less thumb stitches than written.
On the plus side, they are coming along - yesterday I finished the index finger and started the mitten part for the rest of the fingers!
Honestly, if I weren't so sick of ripping back, I would probably go all the way back to the ribbed cuff and decrease a few stitches when switching to the stockinette stitch, since I have very small wrists. See how wide that section is between the cuff and the thumb? Despite that, I think these will still fit fine, though there might be a big of slouchiness/extra fabric around the wrist.

And in other news, tonight is the launch party for my new hat pattern in the 1 Knit 1 Kit Club! The Zopfmuster Hat is designed especially for multicolored hand-dyed yarns and is knit with 1 skein of Mountain Colors River Twist, shown here in the Spring Creek colorway. If you pre-ordered and selected in-store pickup, drop by between 6:30 - 8:30PM tonight at Knit 1 (3856 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60613). I'd love to see you there!

You can favorite/queue the pattern here on Ravelry, and if you knit the project, be sure to share your projects on social media using the #ZopfmusterHat and #1knit1chicago hashtags!

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