Saturday, December 20, 2014
Mittens . . . Step #2
Here is the cuff of my mitten . . . just as I promised!
I must confess, I'm not sure the mock cable pattern is worth it. I think it would have been just as easy to actually work a cable. (Or to just work the traditional K1P1 or K2P2 ribbing).
To work the mock cable, you go into the third stitch on the needle and knit it . . . but don't slide it off.
Keeping the stitch on the needle, you then knit the first stitch and slide it off, and then knit the second stitch and slide it off . . . along with the third.
It's easy enough to do mentally, but physically . . . I gotta tell you, I can feel my bamboo needles bending a little from the tension.
I think next time I'll save my fingers and just work a cable.
Or maybe a mock cable but over two stitches, not three.
Next I will start the body of my mitten . . . but first I have to decide if I want to line them with fleece. I'll let you know.
Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.