Thursday, November 10, 2005

I need your help...

So I started this little flap top mitten with some scrap yarn for one of my little guys. There is a step in the pattern to add the flap. You wrap your yarn around twice to make a second loop and leave these loops on a holder for the flap. So when you finish the main mitten part...with no top...you go back and put those loops on your needles and knit the flap. Well, this is what my sts look like:


Kind of weird loopy sts...I don't like it. What did I do wrong? Any one made this type of mitten before with suggestions?
It is cute, but too big, and I really don't like the yarn choice I made...so I will be ripping and redoing. (I made this one in a couple hours, if that...no big deal)



I am also starting a hat for my other nephew. Last year he said he wanted flames...but I wasn't skilled enough then...



See what you can do with a little knitter graft paper and a crayon!
I did knit about 3" and ripped it out. I was twisting the yarns too tightly on the wrong side as I carried them between the wide stretches of colour. I am going to try again, knitting inside out and looser with the twisted floats. Hopefully that will work....and I hope he still likes flames...Nick...red wing fan...

7 comments:

Stephanie said...

The flames are cool. Can't help you on the mitten, but it looks like it'll be really cute.

Purly Whites said...

I've got know idea about the mitten. I've never heard anything like it.

But I'll be very interested to see how those flames turn out. It looks cool on paper.

Diana said...

The flap-mitten pattern I use says to purl a row across the back hand and pick up the purl bumps for the flap.. not sure what to do about the loose stitches you are getting. Would it help to knit them twisted?

The flames hat is going to look great. I was trying something similar last year with a mountain range pattern, but my skills weren't up to spec then either. I'll look forward to how yours turns out!

goodkarma said...

The flames are v. cool. I'm sure your nephew will still love this gift!

Reb said...

I don't know about the mitten, but your flames chart totally rocks. Totally. You are the best aunt evah!

Wool Winder said...

I've never knitted anything inside out. Could you show a picture of how you're doing it?

Susan said...

Hi,
You site is just great. And your work....I wondered if I could get the pattern for the mittens? I'd love to make some for Christmas....
Thanks
Susan
s.cann2@adelphia.net