I started out writing a post about the now complete Monday Modern round robin, but I’m having a technical difficulty so back to the original plan and this post about mittens!
I learned to knit I think two summers ago (?) and it’s a slow learning curve but I’m figuring it out. My general method is to pick something which looks slightly more complicated than my previous project and then I google new stitches as I go. This was my first colourwork project other than making socks with different coloured toes. I rate it as “easier than expected.”
The pattern is called Manly Honeycomb Mittens by IamSnowfox. I picked this one with “manly” in the name because I was making them for my father and I wanted to ensure they were man-sized. I started following the pattern as written, but I didn’t like how the honeycombs looked like they had eyebrows, so I frogged a bit and changed Row 6 to (colour A) *K4, P2, rep from * to end of row. Then for Row 13 (colour A) *K1, P2, K3, rep from * to end of row.
These changes eliminated the eyebrows, but also created an overlapping scales effect rather than honeycombs. I think it looks cool? I am mostly just proud I was able to make minor tweaks and achieve the effect I wanted even though I’m a total amateur. I was concerned the thumbs were gonna be a real challenge, but they weren’t bad at all, so maybe gloves next time?