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Kureyon mittens

Posted on 2005.08.17 at 00:16
Current Mood: accomplishedaccomplished
Current Music: The Dead Zone on DVD
Continuing my stash busting, I broke out a great book, The Knitter's Handy Book of Patterns. If, like me, you like making things using your own yarn, gauge, and stitch pattern, this book can be a lot of fun. I had two skeins of Noro Kureyon in colorway #148. I did a quick gauge swatch, then started on a pair of mittens.

And, yes, I'm aware that I don't need mittens in Arizona, but I am going back to Iowa for Christmas, where I will need mittens. Plus, I just like making mittens. They're quick (especially when you knit at 5 sts/in like with these), and knitting stuff in the round on double pointed needles makes me feel like a badass.

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You only need about one skein of yarn to make the mittens, but I used two so I could control the colorway. I pulled out a big hunk of gray and green yarn that I just didn't like so that more pink and purple stood out.

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I suppose I also could have started at the same color repeat so that the stripes matched exactly, but part of the reason I like Kuryeon is the random appearance of the stripes that complements the unrefined spin of the yarn.


oh yeah?
sillyboho at 2005-08-17 16:31 (UTC) (Link)
i'm a total intermeidiate/beginer, are those TERRIBLY hard?

and hey! i'm in az too! it gets fucking cold where i am!
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