Saturday, January 13, 2007

Endpaper Mitts

Completed just in time for too-cold Thursday (-25ish Celsius), my version of Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts. This picture shows the colors much more accurately. I love how they turned out! This is my first completed project (for me) from my handspun, and I am a little bit big-headed proud of them.

I used a regular (long-tailed) cast-on for both of them. I only did 2 repeats of the chart before beginning the thumb increases.
I learned to do a tubular/kitchener cast-off:

D'oh moment:
I decided that I didn't need the tubular bind off so I didn't do it for the second one. (I was lazy in a hurry) You can see the difference here:
(tubular/kitchener bind off is on the bottom)

I plan to go back and re-do the bind off (correctly) for the second one. Who am I to assume I know better than Eunny? Seriously. (haha)

I had resolved to knit from stash this year, and (you might want to sit down for this one) to complete one of the projects I have on the go before I'm allowing myself to start a new one! So, to that end, I'll show you some in-progress shots tomorrow. I only have 2 projects on the needles right now. I couldn't believe that one myself. But, it's true. There's nothing I've forgotten about. (I do have plans for the next 2 or 3 though.)(that doesn't count as starting)

My cold is still hanging on, so it's a really good thing knitting is such a stationary pursuit. (most of the time). I'm off to lie down and finish a sock. Or start a mitten.

Or, maybe I should spin...


  1. I didn't even KNOW there was a tubular cast-off! And I was so proud of learning to do the tubular cast-on. Knitting: there's always more to learn. Beautiful mitts, btw.

  2. I didn't know there was a tubular cast-off either! I googled it and figured it out. I should have included that info in the post. d'oh. (I googled "tubular kitchener bind off" or something thereabouts)

  3. They look beautiful! Great colors.

  4. Brrr . . . those are lovely and warm!

  5. They look great! That is very cool that they are your first handspun yarn project! I also did mine with only 2 pattern repeats before the thumb increases and they are plenty long!

  6. Nice job! You should submit those to Eunny's Endpaper Mitts gallery.


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