Monday, February 12, 2007

Endpaper End

Endpaper Mitts

Pattern: Endpaper Mitts by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Louet Gems Merino in Indigo (dark blue) and Neptune (lighter blue)
Needles: Bamboo dpns sizes US 0 and US 3
Start Date: February 2, 2007
End Date: February 10, 2007
Comments: First of all, these Mitts would have never ever been made in a million years if it hadn't been for the fantastic (and free!) pattern from Eunny Jang. Overall, I have not been that into two-color knitting. The few projects I've done I rushed through because the process was not that pleasant. Well, I'm not rushing so much now. The pattern is so well written and simple and elegant and perfect. Thank you, Eunny!

So, the Gems Merino worked very well though it is a tad on the thinner side. The yarn is very soft and knit up with a nice give. The colors worked really well together and have a terrific contrast (colors are most true in the top picture). I plan on knitting the Anemoi Mittens sometime soon with some more Gems in the stash.

Overall, I am surprised at what I can do. I look at these mitts and I am very proud of them. Hooray for me!

Yesterday I started my first entrelac pattern. I'm using the basic pattern from Danica, but knitting it all in one yarn. The yarn is Patons SWS (Soy Wool Stripes) in Natural Green. I really like how the blocks are all knitting up in different colors. The pattern is simple enough for TV watching, but interesting enough to engage part of the brain. I have some family health stuff going on so I need a project that keeps whirring thoughts out of my head and this scarf works perfectly. This yarn is 70% Wool 30% Soy just like Rowan Tapestry. However, while the Tapestry yarn is DK, this stuff is a nice plump worsted weight so it knits up very quickly. It's a little splitty, like the Tapestry, but the end result is so nice and soft I don't mind.


Heather said...

Wow, those mitts look great! I JUST started fair isle-ing last night, and I'm really enjoying it. I may need to make those mitts next!

Good job on the entrelac,'s puuurty! :-)

Kim in Oregon said...

Love those mitts I think it takes a pattern you really love to make fair isle worth while. And the entrelac scarf looks fab. Why are people so afraid of it?

Adrienne said...

The scarf looks great, love the way the colors change on the squares. Entrelac is really good when you need something to focus on a little bit but not get frustrating.

Liz said...

Wow, I love how that Entrelac is knitting up, beautiful! And the mitts are impressive, of course I want to knit them too.

mle said...

I love your Endpaper Mitts! they look really great! I totally agree with you....the pattern is simple, elegant and well written.