corrugated ribbing, however, does not.
i’ve mastered the italian tubular cast on (except for the initial fiddliness of it, but that’s the nature of the beast). i’ve memorized the corrugated ribbing pattern. er, the semi-corrugated ribbing pattern, that is. because i’ve done the cuff 5 times on the first anemoi mitten. yay! anyhow, here was what i had as of last night:
tension’s pretty awful in the ribbing, yes? that’s because it’s FREAKISHLY TINY. and because the tension was a pain in the arse to get right, which i didn’t necessarily do.
i got only like 12 rows into it and the back looked like this:
so i started from scratch and frogged it.
rip rip rip rip. two-color frogging is just annoying. but not as annoying as semi-corrugated ribbing.
i took the opal that i was using for the norwegian stockings and paired it with the mystery off-white. (green is MC, off-white is CC). i did the cuffs in size 1 needles (to be fair, they’re addis US1, which is really a US 1.5, even so it’s a little tight getting over my giant hand) and i’ve gotten this much done as of tonight:
tension’s still pretty crap in the ribbing, but i’m fairly certain that use and blocking will help even that out over time. the straightforward stranded knitting is actually not really that much of an issue, after i got my yarn dominance straightened out.
hopefully i’ll get some more done fairly quickly – it’s actually pretty quick knitting… but because of the asymmetry of the pattern on the back of the mitten, i’m pretty much married to the charts, so it’s not great for TV watching…
at least most of my shows are on hiatus.