The Squirrel and Oak Mittens are done. The oakleaf mitten is a bit uneven – I still haven’t perfect how to keep an even tension while working stranded knitting. And I seem to have reversed myself on the thumb pattern on the oakleaf as well – the pattern continuity with the rest of the palm appears to be off a row. Ah well.
These were knit on size 3us dpns, in Plymouth yarns Suri Merino – not a very practical mitten yarn. I like the corrugated ribbing on the wrists very much – it’s a neat technique. You strand two colors, working all the knit stitches of the ribbing in one, and the purl stitches in the other. It’s not a very flexible rib – but it looks great.