Archive for February 2008

The Rosebud mittens

February 6, 2008

The last pair of mittens I’ve knitted this winter is the Rosebud mittens 2. This pattern is made after a pair I saw in the National Museums collections. The original original is called the Kurikka mitten, but this collection pair is attributed to Ilmajoki, where the knitter has changed the colours and added a zigzag line to the original pattern. I have more historical info on the mittens on my blog, and also the pattern for my version of the mittens. It’s in a terrible blog-entry only state, perhaps I’ll have it up as an pdf later. Anyhow, here they are, the Rosebud mittens, version 2.



My finished Eunny Mittens

February 3, 2008

I did also last autumn finish a pair of Anemoi mittens and a pair of Endpaper mitts. The Endpapers are knitted exactly according to Eunny’s pattern, but for the Anemois I changed the top to a more pointy in order to get the mittens to suit my hands better. You can look at progress pictures here:Endpaper mitts and Anemoi .




February 3, 2008

I got a kind reminder some time ago that I haven’t posted a finished picture of my Seiskari mittens. So here we go. The mittens are knitted with Isager Tvinni, a thin Danish merino 2ply and 2mm dpns. Size big teenager hands. You can see more pictures of the knitting process on my blog The Yarn Nest . There is also a link in the sidebar to my gallerypage with all the mittens I’ve knitted according to old Finnish patterns.


A tasty yarn sale…..

February 3, 2008

The short story:

the Sheep’s Tale

Harrisville Yarns

fingering weight

approx. 215 yards (approx. 196 m) –


The longer story:

I keep taking this one book out of the library, because I so love the pictures not only of the sweaters, but the locale.  It’s “Sweaters from a New England Village” by Candace Eisen Strick. The yarns come from Harrisville Yarns wich is located in my home state of New Hampshire. By they way, while I was growing up there, I did knit but had no idea that amazing place or groovy yarn like that even existed.

I’m doing another swap and I did need more fingering weight yarns to do what I want to for my partner so I started looking around and I was definitely thinking about Harrisville yarns-their colors are so lovely.  Whilst knocking about on the web, I found that the Sheep’s Tale had a few colorways and they are almost half off retail.  I ordered almost every color……

Just thought all y’all mitten knitters would like to know.  :o)

These mittens were a year in the making

February 1, 2008

but finally, happily, I have sent them to my mother and not only do they fit, but they match the scarf I made her two years ago. Which was the point.

Chipman's Block mittens


For those who are interested, I go into more detail here.