I need some help

Hi, there just a quick post this evening. I did a lot of work on my fair isle mitt today and I think I just may have done something wrong. Either I missed something of the pattern or I need to change my colours – my current MC needs to be the CC. At the moment my MC is the petrol blue and the CC is the neon pink but I feel that the pattern on the front does not show well enough and that maybe if I turned this around and made the neon pink the MC and the petrol blue the CC things would look better. But before I actually go ahead and RIP out EVERYTHING I’ve knit over the last 48h, I need your help and support! What do you think? I hate frogging BUT I don’t want to finish an entire mitten IF I’ve done something wrong. I’m not that far along that I can’t bear to rip back so I think its now or never!

So for you to take a look and judge the work so far, here are the pictures

This is the front  sindri mitt 24mar    and this is the back  sindri 2 24mar I feel that the pattern on the back looks ok, If I change the colours around the back would be mostly pink. As for the front I just don’t know. Do you think I need to knit a bit more into the pattern before taking a decision? Or  do you see a clear error immediately?

Here is a close up of the pattern on the front smari 3 24mar

And for you to look at the original  and what this should look like the pattern can be found on Ravelry by clicking here

Do share your thoughts on this:) Being the impatient knitter I am, I just might rip everything out by tomorrow but I KNOW I should think this through first  so any advice/thoughts are welcome 🙂

7 thoughts on “I need some help

  1. Okay, so here is my penny’s worth.
    I have checked out the Ravelry pattern and pics. And I noticed on Ravelry that the mittens were done in a mainly yellow as well as mainly blue on the back (hand side) of the mittens. Either way, I prefer the mainly darker (blue) hand side.
    On your mittens, I would carry on with the pattern as you are doing it right now. I do like the mainly pink front side, and the darker hand side. It works for me, and gives a unique contrast.
    Also I would suggest a darker hand side, as one is always touching things, and a darker colour in the hand makes a bit more sense for me. 🙂
    Hope this helps, and all the best with your mittens, they are gorgeous! 🙂

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  2. I think littleblackdogsa has a good point about a darker hand side. 🙂
    When I looked at the Rav pics, I noticed they did one example each way. So I really think it comes down to a matter of personal preference – which look to you like better?
    If you’re not sure yet, maybe you could knit a separate swatch with the colors reversed just so you can compare the effect right there and make it easier to decide! 😊
    Hope this helps! And for what it’s worth, your mittens are lovely and will be lovely either way!

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  3. Thank you Sarah and Littleblackdogsa for your comments and compliments. Since all 3 of you like my work so far, i think I’m going to continue a bit more before deciding. What bothers me is that I feel that the pattern is not showing up well enough, I don’t know how to put this exactly but on the pictures on Ravelry I feel like the pattern “shows” more and that is what got me thinking that maybe I was doing something wrong or had made a mistake somewhere in the fair isle pattern but so far I haven’t found the error so I guess I’m just imagining things:) Either way, I will carry on and show you pictures soon for a second evaluation 🙂

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  4. I am very happy to hear that you are going to keep going firstly, and then decide. I love the mittens and colours, and I think the pattern works really well. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures. 🙂 Happy knitting.


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