Archive for the ‘Warm Hands’ category

Done and Mailed!

January 15, 2008

My sister-in-law asked me last year when I gave her some Selbu baby socks for her newborn to make her mittens. I started these before Christmas (among other things that needed finishing for Christmas) and then had to rip one of them almost completely out… so I was planning to send them to Iceland for her January birthday and pretty much just made the deadline (OK, so we mailed them a BIT close to her birthday):

Selbuvotter front

Selbuvotter back

What a relief! Now I am going to make myself some mittens, either finish an old WIP (I really should) or start some of the patterned mittens from the backissues of Hugur og Hönd (an Icelandic handcraft guild yearly publication) that my mother-in-law gave me for Christmas.


SIL’s Fingerless Mitts

January 7, 2008

My SIL is a photographer and was complaining to me that her hands get cold during this time of year while she’s taking outdoor photographs.  I thought I would design and whip her up a little pair of fingerless gloves to keep her hands toasty.  These were made from Artyarns Supermerino.

Mittens for Mom

December 23, 2007

So this year, my Mom requested mittens instead of socks for her holidays.  Her birthday is also in December.

Other than one pair of fingerless mitts I sent, the rest were mittens.

These are Selbuvotter made out of Dale of Norway Falk.

NHM#9 Front

Back of NHM #9

These are just a plain pair with some stylized embroidery.  I was thinking these woud be Peekaboo mittens, but I didn’t like how they worked, so I frogged and just did some plain ones.  Made out of Lambs Pride Worsted.

Plain Mittens

These are the Cozy Cable mitts out of handspun.  This pattern has an error in it.  It was reported on Ravelry and hopefully it’s fixed now.

Cozy Cable Mitts

Happy Knitting –

~ Madame Purl

Soaring Eagles Mittens!

December 9, 2007

I think Sandy needs her sleep! Here’s two pair for the Soaring Eagles Project.

Soaring Eagles Project mittens

These are Child’s Mittens, a free pattern by Sivia Harding (!), worked in Mission Falls 1824 Wool, colorways 21 Denim and 26 Zinnia.

Last mittens for the season?

March 21, 2007

I have finished the Seiskari mittens, just in time for a cold peak. Weather prognosis is talking for a warmer period to come, but right now are as well mittens as hats still needed. Here are the specifics:

Pattern: Seiskari mitten, traditional colour pattern, mitten pattern my own.
Yarn: Isager Tvinni, about 57 grams for teenaged boy hand.
Needles: 2mm dpns.
More: 80 stitches for the rib, 84 stitches for the hand.



The top of the mitten is bound off with a three stitches band decrease, that is two normal decreases with a stitch in between. When all three (the right slanting decrease, the middle stitch and the left slanting decrease) are all knitted in the same colour it will look like a three stitches wide band. The thumb has a one stitch decrease, that is one stitch from the left side and one stitch from the right side is decreased at the same time under the middle stitch, which will form an on-stitch band up along the side of the thumb.

There is a slight risk this will be my last pair of mittens for this season. I’m working on a spring cardigan, and eagerly waiting for yarns I have ordered for a biggish sweater project.

More pictures of the Seiskari mittens and my other projects on my blog The Yarn Nest. And I have put up a gallery with all my Finnish mittens collected in one place, there is a link in the sidebar. There is also a link to all the teddy clothes I have knitted and sewn during the last three years.

Maybe my last mittens of the season?

March 8, 2007

Or maybe not.

dulaan mitts

This is a pair of Dulaan Mittens that I knit with 4 strands of patterned sock yarn held together on US 9 needles….(I wound the skein into 8 little balls then matched up 4 strands of each and knit the mittens 2 at a time for a perfect pair!) They are very warm, soft and so bright and child friendly! For more info….(not much more)….check here.

Cabled Mittens

February 20, 2007

The snow we had last week made a mockery of the cheap acrylic gloves my four year old has been wearing this winter, so this weekend I made him a pair of proper woolen mittens.  Because I was making the pattern up as I went the cables aren’t perfectly symmetrical, but the mittens are warm, they fit, and he loves them. 

Good enough.

(more info on my blog)