For pair #6, I decided to make a fair isle pair. These are made top down and in the round. The pattern was for a snowflake on the mitten's back. When I got to the chart, the directions just said to follow the chart.
Ummm... am I missing something? How do you do a fair isle pattern that's in the round and the pattern is only on one side of the mitten? (here's the pattern if you want to take a look.)
These are the only options that I'm aware of:
1. Knit them flat, not in the round, and then the white yarn is available as needed.
2. Cut the white each row with ends to weave in. (Ahhh---that makes my head hurt just thinking about it.)
3. Carry the white back to the beginning of the row for the next time. That crosses 12 stitches, so there would be big floats on the inside.
That's the only things I could think of. Are there others?
I decided to just put a pattern on the palm also, to eliminate those problems.
That way I just knitted around and around with no big floats and not tons of ends to weave in.
I think they turned out fine, and the pattern was fun, but what was I supposed to do?