Sunday, August 30, 2009

Wheel Patterned Mittens

I saw a red and white version of these mittens on Ravelry and got the urge to make a pair like that for myself. In the Estonian knitting tradition this is called a wheel pattern, but I think the wheels look more like suns or flowers.

I took this project with me on a little hiking trip close to my home and will share the view I had while knitting:

The lady on the right was not interested in yarn crafts but in sandwiches.

Pattern: "Kristi's Mittens" from "Folk Knitting in Estonia" by Nancy Bush.
These are knitted on 2.0 mm needles with Dale of Norway/Dalegarn Baby Ull, colourway #0010 and #4018, one skein of each colour.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Ready for winter

My private collection of mittens, gloves and stockings in stranded colourwork. These are the ones I've managed to keep for myself! But it will take some years before I can compete with Annemor Sundbø in the neighbouring valley of Setesdal and cover a whole wall...

Friday, August 7, 2009

Dangly Grungy Mess Shawl

Crocheted with two skeins of Noro Silk Garden Sock, colourway 245, and with 5 and 4 mm hooks.
Pattern: 'Crescent Moon Shawl' by Mayumi Kawai from the Japanese book 'Easy Crochet, Complete in Three Days!'. Used the smaller hook for the fringe.

I love this yarn, I really dig the gorgeous snot/rust/mould colours and the rough texture and gloss of the silk blend. I’m instantly going to order some more! (My eye has already fallen on some lovely skeins in subtle puke & garlic tones.)


It has been a wet, cold and productive summer... From left to right: NHM #9 from "Selbuvotter: Biography of a Knitting Tradition"; Selbuvotter à la Trudvang (my own design); Helgi's Mittens from "Folk Knitting in Estonia" and Magpie Mittens (also my own design, free charts available on Ravelry). All mittens knitted on 2.5 mm needles with Rauma Finullgarn or Sandnes Garn 'Tove'.