Archive for December 2006

Twined Mittens Two

December 30, 2006

Ok – now they’re done – I added some embroidered rosebuds to the first diamond in each mitten. My first time embroidering a knit, but it was so white and plain it really needed something. The reason I became interested in twined knitting is it really makes a great fabric for embroidery – so I decided to dive in.

Here is the far shot Mittens with embroidery and here is the close-up shot. closeup of embroidery

Please click the pictures for a close-up view.  I’m hoping to cast on a pair of Estonian mittens next.

Happy Knitting!!!

~Madame Purl


Twined Mittens

December 29, 2006

Finished my first pair of Twined Mittens – these are knit in a worsted weight. I would like to try twining again in a DK or even a fingering weight. The twinging in itself makes quite a thick fabric. The pattern is by Beth Brown-Reisel and I got the kit at Blackberry Ridge. The only thing I can think of is maybe a bit of rose embroidery in the diamonds for a finishing touch.

Twined Mittens

Happy Knitting!!!!

~ Madame Purl

I have warm hands!

December 21, 2006

I sat down today and finished the second of my Estonia-inspired mittens:

Mr. Estonian Mitten has a partner!

I’m so happy with them! They’re very warm and comfortable, and the colors are so “me”. I have more details up about them (and a couple more pictures) on my blog, if anyone is interested.  Hooray for warm hands!

Second rosebud mitten started!

December 19, 2006

hpim7278.JPGDo you remember this mitten? Well, the first one is finished (no thumb yet) quite some time ago, but I have been slow on starting the second. One reason has been that I wanted to include a tutorial on the fringe, but the weather in Finland has been grey and rainy for weeks. This weekend was beautiful, and now a tutorial can be found on my blog The Yarn Nest

Estonian-inspired mitten update!

December 18, 2006

I’ve not made an update post since the new blog was created, so this is my first time posting here. I’ve been working on a pair of Estonian-inspired mittens for awhile now, and have finally made some progress on giving the formerly lonely Mr. Estonian mitten a partner:

Mr. Estonian Mitten's partner, progress

I’ve talked a bit about how I put the patterns together on my blog, particularly in this post, for anyone who is interested in seeing a little more of them!

Anatolian Mittens

December 13, 2006

The Anatolian Mittens from Folk Mittens are finished and they are so soft and pretty!
I used Elann Peruvian Baby Cashmere doubled in “Peacock” and “Morning Mist” on a 40″ 3mm circular. For all the specifics and more pictures hop on over here!


Anatolian Mittens


I’ve Been Slackin’

December 11, 2006

Well, on the posting part, not the knitting part!

First, I did some toddler mittens and baby mitts for my little ones using some leftover scraps. I basically followed the mittens in the Handy Book of Patterns and modified where necessary.

I also made a pair for a Christmas gift. My mom had requested a pair and this is what I came up with:

I used the Unisex Gloves pattern from Last Minute Knitted Gifts and modified them into mittens. These also used up leftovers of Patons Classic Merino in Natural Mix.

 Two more pairs of mittens will be started in the next few weeks, both being stranded colorwork.  Fun!