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December 12, 2008

Snowbird Mittens

Pattern: Snowbird Mittens by Elli Stubenrauch, Vogue Knitting Fall '08
Yarn: Koigu KPPPM and Louet Gems
Needles: US1 Clover dpns
Notes: Not the easiest stranded knit project. There are a lot of long stretches of a single color. I had to do a lot of trapping and struggled to keep my floats the right length. I'm not happy with how the thumb is designed. After you put the thumb stitches on waste yarn you don't cast on any extra stitches or pick up any stitches along the gap when you knit the thumb. It leaves a huge hole and the pattern just directs you to sew it up.

I also discovered a "typo" in the first mitten. If you look at the "L" there is an extra blue stitch above it. I went over it in white with duplicate stitch and it looks much better now.