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« on: October 28, 2007 12:01:32 PM »

Being a Newfoundlander, I just had to knit these mittens.  I remember having pairs of these as a girl, and never realized that it was something that came from our lovely province.

The multi coloured yarn is Scheepjes Alpine, while the black is Lion Brand Wool.  They are super warm since an almost double knit fabric is achieved by the pattern, which by the way is free from here.  Check it out.


I will be making more of these for Christmas gifts.  The next pair I make I will knit four of the top stitches at the colour change, so that I don't get the 'purl bump' that is so obvious.  But maybe some people like those little ridges of colour, I don't.

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« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007 12:25:01 PM »

i love the multi-colored yarn paired with the black... they look great! i think i might have to try that pattern...

« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007 01:04:20 PM »

So cute! I can't help thinking of cupcakes because of the pattern of the bright yarn. Maybe I'm just hungry...

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« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007 02:20:45 PM »

Wow, those look great!  I love the print you did, they're so cute! 
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007 02:28:19 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys.  I'm making a second pair now.  Its for someone who is allergic to wool so it will be in acrylic (which I personally don't like working in)  I love seeing how the varigated yarn is pooling in the little 'holes'

« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007 02:42:07 PM »

Oh, I love the colour choices too. I had a couple of pairs of these when I was a kid, but I didn't realize they were a Newfoundland thing either. Although, thinking back, most kids my age had either these or thrummed mittens. Then I met a girl who'd moved here from Prince Edward Island and she had crocheted mittens - I thought they were so weird looking. lol  That was before we all got too cool to wear mittens, of course. Wink

Nice job, they look great!

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« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007 04:16:47 PM »

Those look great! Love the colors.

« Reply #7 on: October 28, 2007 04:40:30 PM »

krissykat, you must be a Newfoundlander too then, because thrummed mittens are also a Newfoundland thing. Thrumming in general originated here if I'm not mistaken.

« Reply #8 on: October 28, 2007 08:49:00 PM »

Yes, I am. Guess I should have mentioned that. lol 

I didn't know that about thrumming. I love finding out things like that. Thank you for posting the link to the pattern too. My grandmother used to make these, and it's one of many things that I wish I'd learned from her before she died.

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« Reply #9 on: October 28, 2007 10:52:37 PM »

having a grandmother who was born and raised in Newfoundland, definitely gave me perks [a] peanut butter and rum kisses the most amazing mittens in canada as they were more wamer and more snow resilent than anything an ontario-born could knit.

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