Archive for the ‘Warm Hands’ category

2010 Mitten season is here

November 1, 2010

The madness hath begun! I started these for a young friend of mine – one could say my niece even – because she was feeling some left out of a family event. She’s a middle and I am too; I know what that can be like. So I started making her some mittens. Once they were done, they looked so plain, I decided to fancy them up a little. I’m no great embroiderer, but I think they’ll do – the little red things are beads.

Sorry for the unfortunate pictures – I’ve mislaid my camera, so the cell phone had to stand in.

for my friend, Miss Jordyn

My try at art - no go with a cell phone photo!


I feel sheepish….

January 24, 2010

In the last post, I asked if anyone had knit mittens this winter and said I hadn’t. Well DUH! I remembered this morning that I made some for my mother-in-law, and here they are (with a matching hat).

inside out

From the book “Norwegian Handknits”.  My mother-in-law was going to Austria over the holidays and she really did need some new mittens and a hat that fit her.  I was glad to make these for her, and I think they turned out pretty well.

Chevalier Mittens

March 22, 2008

It was a wrench to send these Chevalier Mittens by Tikru to my Mitten Swap pal, but I did it. Alas, my digicam has trouble capturing both their color and texture – they’re worked in Malabrigo Worsted colorway Pagoda and are the softest and loveliest of mittens.

Chevalier Mittens

The pattern is well-written with exceptionally clear cable chart symbols, and only needed modification for length. See more on my blog or on Ravelry.

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.


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.