Inside out or Outside in
As promised, a quick look at both sides of the stitch on the mitts. The one on the left is what we've been calling side B, and on the right is side A. The finished mitt has been blocked, so I've stretched the partial one over a bit of cardboard to give a better sense of what side A will look like once it's blocked too. I continue to be pleased with them. I think I may have to play more with reversible cables (hint, the answer is ribbing).
We can talk about the pattern later (next time I'll show you the two sides together, and then you can revel in the niftiness of the stitches) but for now, look at that loop of yarn. That loop is what happens when you're working the last part of the hand and realize you're going to be really close on yarn. Really really close. Really a lot. And so, in an effort to make the most of the available yarn, you go find the other end of the yarn (hint, it's not very far away, that's the whole source of the [...]
Slowest Sock Ever
You know what takes me forever to knit? Ribbing. All of that moving the yarn back and forth. It really slows me down. I haven't quite decided if 1x1 ribbing is the worst, or if that honor belongs to k1, p2 ribbing (purling is slower than knitting). I could time it, but that is way more obsessive than I'm willing to admit to. I have, however, found a way to make either sort of ribbing even slower. Throw a bunch of tiny fiddly cables in there. The more the better. And if you can ensure that the cable pattern's repeat [...]
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