I am not pleased with this pair of mittens. I could’ve ripped them out and made the changes I wanted to, but I am totally not that kind of knitter. I am a product knitter, I do enjoy the process of knitting but I knit for the finished object.
I am so disappointed in these mittens I almost didn’t post about them, and pictures of them didn’t go on Flickr. I imagine someday in the future I will rip out the tops and re-knit them, because that is the part that bothers me the most. The hand of the mitten is too short, and I did something wrong in the decreases on the one. OH WELL.
Double knitting makes for very squooshy and warm fabric..but it takes FOREVER.
Here’s what I will do next time around for DK mittens:
1. Longer cuff
2. More stockinette before starting the thumb gussett
3. More stockinette before starting the top decreases.
I just finished another project that I am much, much more pleased with and excited for. It just has to be felted, so there should be another post in a couple days:)