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Sawatch Mittens

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Stranded Colorwork: Basics & Beyond taught by Sunne Meyer

Demystify stranded knitting and achieve colorwork success as you knit three pairs of cozy mittens that are sure to impress.

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Category Knitting
Type Clothing
Yarn Weight Fingering (4 ply)
Sizing Women
Style Classic
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What needles did you use? US 7 / 4.5 mm / UK 7

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My cuff is too big i think I have to change size needle 8 for 7 or may be size 5. Evergreen mittens I made cuff size 5 and body size 7. Do you have any suggestions??? For me is very difficult to do floating I knit Europian style not American

02/02/2014 Flag

First, your braid looks beautiful!! I would try one needle size down first. With the Evergreen Lake mitten, you were using a thinner yarn - this time it looks like you are using a worsted yarn, so the needles should be closer. For the floats, look at either picking - carrying both colors over your left index finger - or the two handed colorwork. Often continental (or European) style knitters find that to be natural. The floats with picking are a little more tricky, but they are still very do-able. Thanks for posting pictures! It's fun to see how your mittens are working out!

02/02/2014 Flag

I am finished thumb gusset The cuff is still big for me . I chance from size 8 to size 7 may be I have to chance to size 5 which I used for the evergreen mittens or size 6???? I thing the thumb turn on pretty good. I will be finished these one mittens and after that when I will be do another one I have to change the needles. Your suggestions????

02/04/2014 Flag

i would suggest you use whatever needle size needed to get the gauge. The needle size the designer uses does not mean that is the size you will use. take time to make a swatch. Even though I knit tightly, I always have to go down at least one size to meet gauge and sometimes 2 sizes. It also depends on what sort of yarn and needles you are using. Slippery yarn will work best with wooden or bamboo needles, etc. Try different types to get your gauge. Hope this helps

05/28/2014 Flag