I do not give up easily so when I found half a mitten on the bottom of my project basket I decided to finish them.
I have actually made the pattern my self. Well, not the stars. They are from the estonian book Kiri Kari.
I knitted a scarf with the same pattern and wanted a pair of mittens to go with it.
So far so good. I took out some graph paper and made up the pattern by writing a million x´es.... I have not had any success with excel, I find it awkward to use.
Well, anyway I manage to knit my mittens from my chart.
They are a bit too long but fine to use. I washed them with color catcher. The reds were bleeding a lot but the mittens were still useable.
The other day I lost them in the wet snow and they got soaked. The result was a lot of bleeding from all the red colors.
So, I learned this: Never use Drops delight again, never knit mittens from bleeding yarn, and never doubt a winning team (proper wool yarn).
But hey, they look good in the photos at least. And appearance is supposed to be everything that matters.... Or not... LOL!!
The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance
The Stitch Story
Yarn: Drops delight, Pt Panda
My Ravelry Page: Starry Mittens
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