I’m almost done with the first glove! It’s really a very easy pattern and so much easier to do using Magic Loop than trying to juggle a bunch of dpns on the fingers. There’s really only one kind of issue that I’m having – and that has to do with the yarn I’m using for it.
The Mini Mochi yarn is gorgeous – all in a rainbow of pastel colors. But unlike other self-striping or variegated yarns, this one doesn’t have a pattern that repeats – at least nothing’s repeated yet that I’ve come across. The colors just slowly blend into one another. It worked out fine as I knitted the cuff of the glove and then worked my way up the hand. And even into the first finger. But then when I cast off that first finger and went to join the yarn for the second one, I realized that the yarn color had moved past where it had been when I left the rest of the finger area stitches off. So I was basically joining an entirely new color. And it was the same way for the rest of the fingers and now the thumb as well. So instead of a glove whose colors slowly blend upward along the whole thing, I’m ending up with one that has multi-colored digits.
It’s not horrible, by any means. I’ve seen glove patterns that call for different colors in the fingers and thumb like this. It’s just not what I’d really planned on for this particular pattern. And I have to laugh – when I rejoined the yarn to the thumb gusset to finish knitting the thumb – I was up to a fairly bright green. Giving me literally – a ‘green thumb’.
I decided that I’m going to knit this pattern as a ‘convertible glove’ and add the flap that will cover the fingers when I want it to, so my fingertips won’t freeze when I’m wearing them. And the flap will fold backward when I need my fingertips available to use with my phone, or whatever else. I’m kind of curious to see what color I’ll be up to in the skein when I get to the flap.
As for the second glove, I’m not sure yet. I don’t know if I’ll have enough yarn left in this skein to make a whole other glove. And even if I do – I kind of want the colors to match up. I may have to try and track down another skein of this yarn in this color pattern and hope that the colors transition the same way they are in this skein.
One thing’s definitely for sure – you won’t be able to miss my hands when I’m wearing these!
I’m curious – has anyone worked with Mini Mochi yarn before? Does every skein in a particular color have the same color transition? Or should I just plan on two gloves with similar but different color patterns? Thanks!