Saturday, 7 January 2012

Felt Almost Like Winter

So, I decided some months ago that I should get myself some new mittens. They should be hand knitted by me. So far so god. I found this wonderful pattern Winterland from an excellent designer, Wenche Roald. It was love at first sight and the best pattern ever written.

I started knitting and it went fine. First mitten was ready - I decided to wait with knitting the thumb. Then some months passed by and I knitted the next mitten. Without checking gauge, size or that my brain was on.

When finished the last mitten was huge. My knitting was too loose - so the thumbs was also too big.

The designer was a really good help - I should felt my mittens. The left mitten was felted once in the washer.

The right mitten was felted four times. Gosh, but now they fit. And they are so warm and wonderful to wear.

Theres is of course some difference between them, but that would even out after wear and some new rounds in the washer....

There is a first time for everything. And isn´t it wonderful that there´s always new things to learn. Or not? Hm.

Read about the project and the yarn on my Ravelry.

14 comments:

  1. Beautiful mittens ... I've never knitted anything with such a complicated pattern.

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  2. Wonderful work! Some day I will knit something like this too! Happy new year and lots of claying and knitting - love it as much as your polymer work.

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  3. These are gorgeous!!! I love them soooooooooo much!! And, the 2012 on the thumbs!!! How adorable!! Well done Lone ;o)

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  4. Thank you Fiona - it looks more complicated than it is...

    Thank you Tori!!!

    Thank you Kristina - happy new year!!

    Thank you Stacy!!!

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    Love your blog and all your creations, very fresh always. xoxo

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  6. The pattern of your mittens is so sweet,Lone. It is wonderful to learn new things--I never would have thought to try felting to resize something I made! I'm am so glad it worked for you and you didn't have to reknit the mitten.

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  7. Joyce - thank you so much. Gosh, am I lucky or what? I´m so happy!!

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  8. Thank you Debbie. It is really terrifying to felt something. But I know the yarn and my washer and know how they work together. I would have to do this by hand if that wasn´t the case....

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  9. Knallfine votter! Jeg strikker alt for lite i blått jeg, lurer på hvorfor for det er jo fint :)

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  10. Tusen takk Desiree!!! Samme her - fant ut at det var på tide!!

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  11. These are beautiful mittens. Iv'e aways admired knitters, the detail must be hard to achieve

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  12. Thank you art2cee2!!! It´s all about experience and never giving up... LOL!!

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  13. I'm definitely going to design something in this vein for next winter... how inspiring!

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