I wanted to finish another project within February for the February Fair isle knit along so came up with this really simple boxy retro pattern. Ideal for beginners. I think I might make a pair of mittens to match and give the pattern away to people who want to have a go at their first colour work project.
Spot the not so deliberate mistake! I merrily fitted in my paired decreases this morning whilst eating a bowl of muesli/yoghurt and drinking a cup of coffee. Oops my boxy top developed half a round that shouldn't be there. I will try to pull it out and correct it before the end of Feb. I just don't want another colourful hat that has a plain top though so determined to feed the pattern out of the 'triangles' to show beginners how to work colour and shaping at the same time.
Mmm I wonder how I will do my thumb on the mitten though? I like to insert a gusset to ease my thumb in rather than just leave it as an after thought but that might involve complications if I want a plain thumb and a patterned mitten in the round. What are your favourite/most comfortable thumb constructions? What would be easy for a beginner?