"Nuttin but knittin" - that says it all, with an occasional deviation into the real world.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Record! Two posts in one day!

When I said I'd be back soon, I really didn't mean THIS soon, but I just listed these on my Raverly page, so guess I am on a roll. 
They are the Chrysanthemum pattern out of the latest Knitty issue.  They are knit out of FatCat polwarth, a colorway offered in her club last summer.  The background is Cascade Heritage sock yarn.  It's one of my favorites for colorwork.
I think my favorite thing about these mittens is the picot edge and the flowers on the thumbs.  Such a cute touch!  

My original inclination was to use off-white as the background color.  But I changed my mind after a discussion that took place last Saturday during my knit group.  Camel or Black/Navy got the most votes, and my off-white was decided to be too stark of a paring.  Upon completion, I thought perhaps black would have been much better - but now that I look at the photos, I realize there is quite a bit of dark coloration that would have been lost in a black background.  Sigh - I guess nothing is perfect.  I'll be happy with these I guess. 

The pattern was well written, and fun to knit.  I always enjoy changes in colors - keeps you mesmerized and constantly in that "just one more row" mode.  Not a bad state of mind for a knitter.......

8 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful mittens! I love any pattern that makes me want to knit one more row.

Artseycrafts said...

Yes, a black background would probably have obscured the colors of the Polworth. Nice mitens!

17th stitch said...

Those are gorgeous! What a smart use of a multi-colored yarn.

Liana said...

OMG, these are gorgeous!!! Although I love the colorway, I think an off-white background would have been beautiful and would have made the colors POP. But I love contrast, it's a personal thing as always. Great job!!

At Home Mommy Knits said...

Those turned out beautifully!

Dorothy said...

Oh-so-lovely!. Even thought it's often too warm here for mittens, I may have to eventually cave in and knit some. Those are so beautiful. Can't wait to hear what you splurged on.

Kay-From the Back Yard said...

Those are beautiful!

magi said...

I like these colours and photos so much that I may just make them. I wasn't too excited about the first photo in Knitty so I passed.