Fabulous FOs: Yubinashi

While there are more projects added weekly to the Perpendicular pattern page (I love seeing every single one of them), I published a new pattern, the Yubinashi mitts. You can also find it in the sidebar to the right. →

This time around, I had it thoroughly tested before releasing the pattern. Not only did I get 12 fabulous test knitters but one of them is a tech editor as well, so I had a perfect pattern in no time.

What I didn’t expect was that my testers (sometimes) chose diverse and different yarns and weights from what I did. But that surprise made these beautiful photos happen. See for yourself!

Katipletcher's Yubinashi
Katipletcher went with the pattern choice of yarn, Quince&Co. Chickadee but she used the Honey colour way which I always admired from afar. Although I always think that I cannot wear that particular colour, it would be a-okay for colourwork mittens or an accent colour somewhere, so it is high time I get it for myself, right?

evep83's Yubinashi
This is a pair in Malabrigo Rios, knit up by evep83. Although the variegated colour obscures the pattern a bit, I love how it knit up! Malabrigo Yarns are kettle-dyed, which means no two skeins are alike and dye lots vary greatly or I would have called a sweater quantity of this mine by now.

Karambolage's Yubinashi
These are Karambolage‘s mitts. She lengthened the cuff and used Garnstudio Drops Alpaca held double to achieve gauge. Technically a worsted weight as well, seeing that that particular yarn is sometimes classified as a fingering yarn, she went with a natural colour which compliments the pattern well.

Which one is your favourite? I cannot decide! Since most testers needed between three and four hours to knit up a pair (as did I), there are certainly more pairs in my future.

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