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imrahil
« on: January 22, 2010 10:15:01 AM »

I've been making lots of mittens this winter!



These were a christmas gift for my sister. Wool yarn, slightly felted. The bird pattern is from a book.



I bought myself a few skeins of Noro Kureyon and made this pair of striped mittens. They are machine felted and really warm.


These are my backcountry skiing trip mittens. Wonderfully warm when used with shell mittens! Made from lovikka yarn which is very loosely spun wool.


There were enough Noro Kureyon left for another pair of mittens! The grey yarn is Kampes 3-ply.


A friend asked me to make him a pair of mittens. So I made him striped stashbuster mittens. He works as a tourist guide in Spitsbergen every winter so I hope these are warm enough!




Then I made these. Striped and felted like the previous pair, but in fewer colours and with a chain stitch embroidery added after felting.

I don't have any actual patterns for my mittens, but if anyone's interested I'll write down some directions.
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kwality570
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2010 10:32:09 AM »

Absolutely amazing!  I love the colors and textures!
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lindsay614
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010 10:48:47 AM »

These are gorgeous! I especially love the gray and yellow pair. Smiley
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sprinklez
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2010 11:04:30 AM »

Lovely. The first ones are particularly gorgeous.
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jwill
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2010 11:13:44 AM »

Wow... your mittens are gorgeous! The first ones look like they'd be pretty complex to make and your patterns came out great. My favorite have to be the last pair though, I love the colors and the embroidery on them. Great job!
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a craft a day
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2010 11:30:43 AM »

so beautiful!
do you knit on 2 needles or in the round?
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imrahil
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2010 11:44:54 AM »

Thanks everyone! I'm so glad you like my mittens!

I knit all my mittens in the round, using the magic loop method on a long circular.

I find the more complex stranded pattern more fun to knit than the striped ones, but I love the look of the finished felted ones.

The grey and yellow ones are my favourites too. I'm working on a similar pair in green and violet but in a different yarn.
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Kestrel
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2010 12:46:25 PM »

What a lovely selection of mittens - well done! Am in the middle of some fair isle mittens so I feel extra inspired after seeing your good work
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zkatom
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2010 02:02:20 PM »

Adorable mittens!!!  Great job!
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Nesse
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2010 07:14:47 PM »

wow they're all fantastic! but I really love the last embroidered pair!
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