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« on: February 06, 2013 09:05:19 AM »

So for the second pair of mittens done on The Mitten Project AND the first poll! The Meta Mitten was chosen. It was soo exiting having the first poll and I was actually surprised that I got 26 votes!

I made a little difference in the pattern compared to the original as I did one of the sheep in black. It just seemed so logic. The picture here is of the unblocked mittens as I haven't gotten them blocked at all yet. But sweet are they. They are too big for my teny-tiny hands but doesn't really matter as the project isn't about doing mittens for myself. There need to be something for those who have bigger than just women's S/M


Here is the full post with notes on the pattern and process.

If you want to help me choose mittens, and choose what kind of mitten you can win in the end, there is a poll up right now and it's time for some new techniques!  You can vote here in this post.
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013 10:13:06 AM »

Lovely.  I really like the black and white.  Reminds me that I have a couple of ancient patterns for Sanquhar  gloves which are also black and white and very similar in pattern to these.  They are knit using one strand of wool in each hand so you have to be able to knit Continental style as well as the more conventional way.  I made a pair for an aunt about 40 years ago. Seeing your mittens inspires me to have another go.
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013 10:51:37 AM »

***LOVES***!!!!!
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013 11:09:51 AM »

Oh. Em. Gee. Those are insane.  Great work!  i love them!
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013 02:36:55 PM »

I'm loving all these mittens! The sheep are adorable!
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« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2013 12:32:54 AM »

Wow - I can't knit, but I admire your sheep mitten! They are beautiful! This would be perfect for a friend of mine who loves sheep.
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013 09:09:50 AM »

Those are so sweet! Amazing work.
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I am so intimidated by that kind of colorwork.  Amazing work.  They are beautiful!
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Beautiful work!!  I love the sheep motif!
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« Reply #9 on: February 12, 2013 11:16:33 AM »

Thank you all^^

Lovely.  I really like the black and white.  Reminds me that I have a couple of ancient patterns for Sanquhar  gloves which are also black and white and very similar in pattern to these.  They are knit using one strand of wool in each hand so you have to be able to knit Continental style as well as the more conventional way.  I made a pair for an aunt about 40 years ago. Seeing your mittens inspires me to have another go.

If I work on a pattern that has longer strands running on the back I normally use the combined as it makes sure I don't tighten the knit too much. I simply get a looser and nicer piece in the end.

I am so happy to hear that! I hope you will share your result with us Cheesy

Also thaaaank yooouuu for the Sanquhar gloves idea. I know the style but never knew what it was called. I googled it and I now know^^

I am so intimidated by that kind of colorwork.  Amazing work.  They are beautiful!

Hi there, loca4crafts. The most important realization I have done with the whole knitting thing is that you just have to try it out. I had a bad experience with color work and it took about 13 years before I tried it again. When I watched some of the instruction videos on Youtube it became quite clear and it made it a lot easier to overlook it! Smiley On my blog I write notes and thoughts on the patterns where there is small tips on how to work color knit. Hope you find the courage!
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