Friday, February 02, 2007


I've really been enjoying Eunny Jang's Endpaper Mitts

Following the votes of most of you, I started with the brown and rose. (For those of you who preferred the brown and blue, have no fear. I think they may be up next in the hopper.)

I especially enjoyed learning the Italian tubular cast-on. Eunny suggests it and links to this wonderful tutorial. Although at first I had trouble learning the technique and counting the stitches at the same time, once I got used to it, the cast-on felt like swimming, or dancing. As a relatively ambidextrous person, I love anything that really allows both hands to get in on the action. The rhythmic back and forth is quite soothing.

If you try this cast-on, don't forget to pull out the extra yarn (as described in the tutorial) in order to get the most aesthetically pleasing and elastic edge.


Amy O'Neill Houck said...

Mmmm... pretty! I'm hoping to finish my hat tonight so I can start some "real" fair isle. :-)

Jeanne said...

Very pretty!

Birdsong said...

You are doing a wonderful job! I really like the color combination.

EGJ said...

They look really nice - the colours are reminiscent of the Red Herring pattern too. Very warm and inviting.


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