Rose Wreath mitten, from I. Gottfridsson's The Mitten Book. Size 1 US needle, Jaggerspun wool Wisteria in fingering weight and mystery stash yarn in a darker shade.
A pair of mittens for my friend, Yvette. From a fiber swap we made years ago
My handspun - wool fiber from Leah O'Donnell, who does her own dyeing. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
The fiber was a joy to spin. The pattern was a generic mitten shape, using random color choices - I almost ran out of purple on the 2nd mitten! The thumbs seem large to me, but maybe they'll come in handy if Yvette ever needs to thumb a ride in one of our Maine blizzards.
I love watching the patterns develop in these mittens.
Still mastering handling the colors with decreases, especially on the thumb! Still have to block these.
I'm hooked on these 2 color mitten patterns! This plum & green combination is my favorite so far, but I'm already playing with other color combinations in my head…….
A Scandanavian snowflake pattern, which I received over 2 years ago from a cyberfriend. Originally I had intended to make socks with this motif, but decided on mittens. I did a little photo--enhancing so you can (barely) make out the thumb on the right hand
Handspun 2 ply mohair (the white yarn) and 2 ply corriedale (I think)
This dark yarn is yet another of an embarrassingly large number of unlabeled balls of handspun
which populate my studio.
Next time I'll center the pattern on the back of the hand, instead of letting it wrap randomly.
Shaping and cuff pattern is from the Mitten Book, by Gottfridssonlove this book, and would like to knit every pattern in it!
Dancing Cables Mittens - based on a sock pattern from Interweave Knits magazine. Size 2 US needle, fine hand dyed sock yarn
Work Mittens, made with Lopi leftovers from another project. So I would have enough yarn to cover those big manly hands, I also used an Irish aran yarn, (see the cuff) which is a little lighter in weight but not so it makes much difference. Size 7 US needle. They knit up really fast!