Old Maiden Aunt Yarns

Studio 30. Ritchie Street. West Kilbride. KA23 9AL. Scotland. info@oldmaidenaunt.com

showing off


look what i can do! it’s the revised attempt at the first endpaper mitt, a free pattern from eunny jang’s blog. this was my first try at stranded knitting, and i was surprised at how easy it actually was. it’s very slightly lumpy as i didn’t get my tension completely right, and pulled my stitches rather too tightly in more than a few places. & the bind-off at the thumb is also fractionally too tight, as it was my first try doing a kitchener rib bind-off. but the mitt is soft, snug, & cozy, & ‘m so impressed with myself!
the brown yarn is the rowanspun dk in “sludge” that i used when i initially tried the pattern, and the green is a skein of koigu kpm (although the ball band has disappeared & i can’t remember the colourway). it’s a much brighter contrast than the first attempt & i think it’s a vast improvement. & now that i know what i did wrong on the first one (loosen up!) the second should be perfect…

9 Responses so far.

  1. roro says:

    Wow – those are gorgeous! And just the thing for typing in this chilly weather!

  2. soCherry says:

    wow! they’re beautiful! will you bring them along to the next meet so that I may fondle them 😉

    Elaine x

  3. cathy says:

    They’re beautiful 🙂 That pattern is my next knit–once I finish up some socks and free up some needles.

  4. Kathleen says:

    Looking really good. You are right about the colours, these shades you’re using now are so effective.

  5. thomasina says:

    Those look great. I’m really tempted to try a pair (not that I need any more fingerless mittens).

  6. Flavaknits says:

    They look fabulous! The contrasting colours work really well together.

  7. Juliet says:

    those are seriously wonderful – they are just even better in your photo than on the sublime Eunnys’s site, now I am going to have to try and find time to knit something else (damn) and in a different colour (you’ve already just chosen the perfect colourway). Very gorgeous.

  8. parikha says:

    hi there – just wanted to let you know that you won the book contest on my blog! please send me your mailing information so i can send the book to you.

    that mitt looks great, by the way 🙂

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