It calls for size 0 needles to do the cuff with. I am making a size large, since I have big hands, and the body is supposed to be size 2 needles. Since I am lazy by nature, I didn't swatch, it is a pain to do in the round, and I figure jumping in and starting is just as good as swatching. Right? It's only a mitten. I figured size 0 for the cuff would be too small, so I started with 2's. I'm using Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino. It seems thicker than I thought it would be and the band calls for size 3's.
The cuff uses 2 colors and with the red and white I chose, looks pretty good. Very candy cane like. However, it is too small. With the stranded two color ribbing, it doesn't stretch much, and I can't get it over my hand. Here is my dilemma. Do I--
- Rip the entire thing out and start over using 3's or 4's?
- Keep going and give them to a small handed person? (who?)
- Keep going and use them as a Christmas decoration (they are cute)
I'm leaning towards ripping the whole thing. It took me about 2 hours to do the cuff, slower because of the fiddling with the two colors. I'm not anxious to rip, but maybe I ought to bite the bullet.