Here are the Millefiore mittens.
As you can see, I did not repeat the error on the second mitten. And here they are, palm side up.
Why does this style of mitten have a different pattern on the palm from the back of the hand? Is this traditional? Is there a functional reason for it?
I know it is traditional for Scandinavian mittens to have an all-over pattern on the palm. Functional? Well, I dunno about that. But if you have a complex pattern on the back of the hand and were to repeat it on the palm, you’d have to break up the pattern when you worked the thumb gusset, and I think that would detract from the overall look of the mitten.
And NewJerseyLaura commented:
Noticed back to dp needles on the thumb. Any reason why you choose not to make 1 thumb on 2 circs?
Yep. A few mittens ago, I started doing a thumb on 2 circs but very quickly switched to dpns. The rigid needle part of the circular is too long to comfortable knit a small number of stitches — they really need to be divided over three or four needles. Try it and you’ll see what I mean!
Thank you for welcoming MacDougal — he seems to be enjoying his new home. 😉 I got him to recognize and print to a printer over my wireless network tonight so I’m pretty chuffed. While I’m not planning on getting rid of my Windows PCs anytime soon, I am happy to be playing with a different OS. I’ve been a die-hard PC user forever, but can certainly see the up-side to the Mac environment. Just call me flexible.
“I’m flexible too!”
And here, for the sake of posterity, my odometer reading this afternoon:
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have a new computer to play with . . .