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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 Accessory
Yarn Weight Worsted (10 ply)
Style Casual
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What needles did you use? US 6 / 4.0 mm / UK 8

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What materials did you use? Mission Falls 1824 Wool

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I wasn't sure if my "braid" was "rounding out" too much...Also, I twist the stitch when I attach my float from the right hand. I correct for it on the next row. I am not sure what I am doing wrong.

02/11/2014 Flag

I don't think your braid is rounding out too much (love the way you phrased that). It does look like one round (the top purl) is a little looser than the other (bottom purl row), which is causing it to be rounder. If it is blocked or as you wear it, the braid will straighten. Try on the next one to make the tension even on those two rows. Love your colors!!

02/11/2014 Flag

Thank you for your comments, Sunne. I will, on the next braid, try for more even tension. It is a favorite colorway.

02/12/2014 Flag

I did figure out what I was doing wrong in anchoring the float. I was wrapping my left hand yarn from behind and over the needle instead of in wrapping from the front over the needle.

02/11/2014 Flag

Nice attention to detail!

02/11/2014 Flag