There are quite a few knitting patterns out there, like the February Lady Sweater, Clapotis, Monkey & Jaywalker Socks that have been made by so many Ravelers, that they feel like a must-knit. The Endpaper Mitts were for me one of those uber-popular patterns that I needed to try myself. I have found myself with a terrifyingly large stash of KnitPicks Palette yarn, a fingering weight two-ply peruvian wool yarn that comes in 100 colors. As it comes in many colors and is not the softest wool ever milled (as I learned from my Chevalier Mitts, it wears well and felts like a champ) it is ideal for colorwork. To me, and the 762 other people who have done the same, Palette seemed the ideal yarn for the project.
So I started swatching, and swatching and swatching. So either I am the tightest knitter than ever lived or something was different about my swatch, because I ended up using US 6 (4mm) needles for the body and US 2 .5 (3mm) needles for the ribbing. That is a full millimeter difference between my needles and recommended needles. Either way, it means I will never have to buy needles of the multiple 0 varieties (ie. 00, 000, 0000).
Project Name: Endpaper Mitts
Yarn: KnitPicks Palette in Merlot Heather and Cream
- This was only my second go at stranded colorwork, so it still feels like a new skill.
Feedback: This is such a classic pattern, and I know that it is on an archived website, but for something that is so popular it would be easier to read.
Re-Knit?: Probably, as I have lots of Palette, but I will use one of the other charts that have been designed for the pattern.