Sunday, 5 January 2014

Hands On Winter

The mittens and the gift box for them. Also added some red love in the gift.
We are having a green winter. And that would make these mittens perfect. Or maybe not - it is warm outside with about 9℃ and no snow in sight.

Anyway, these mittens were knitted as a christmas gift for a friend. I have knitted them once before - and with a very bad result. They were huge.

The year and my friends initials is knitted on the thumbs.
I thought it was my knitting gauge. But after consulting my knitting friends I realized they have a grown man size. That was after knitting these...

I actually had to knit them on 1.5mm needles. I do not mind that - I am a loose knitter and used to that.

But I was very concerned about the size. They were too big. Only one thing to do.

I put them in the washer on 30℃ and hoped for some felting. They felted a bit - enough to be used.

The pattern is so beautiful. I love that there are two different motifs on them. And the pattern is extremely well written.

My friend is very happy about them. She was surprised as they were put in a wooden box so she had no way of knowing what was inside.

The Stitch Story
Yarn: Rauma Finull
Needles: 1.5mm
Pattern: Winterland
My Ravelry Pattern: Green Winter

24 comments:

  1. Disse vottene er så nydelige. Begynte på et par en gang jeg også, men rekte det opp siden de ble som hos deg store i størrelsen. Kanskje jeg skal prøve meg på nytt i år. Kjempe fin gave.

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    1. Tusen takk Hanne!!! Ja, disse er store i størrelsen. Kanskje tynnere garn og mindre pinner??

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  2. De er så fine, men de ser ikke helt enkle ut å strikke.

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    1. Tusen takk. Ikke så vanskelige men det tar lengre tid enn vanlige votter pga lange tråder på baksiden - og så må man jo følge med på hver omgang... Men gøy likevel!!

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  3. Kjempeflotte votter, så fint vintermønster!! Vennen din ble sikkert veldig glad for denne gaven!! :-)

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  4. Utrolig fint mønster! Wow. Er helt novise på vottestrikking, men det jeg husker er at jeg pleide å ende opp med litt store votter - tror nemlig at flere av mønstrene er lagt opp til litt store hender.

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    1. Tusen takk Helle!! Har ikke så lang fartstid på votter jeg heller. Og ja, de tenderer til å være store mange av dem...

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  5. Fine votter! Likte at du har brukt grønn farge som representerer den grønne vinteren vi har hatt nå:) Her er det 8 grader og et nydelig vær:)

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  6. I love these mittens and I love the wooden box! I will send you some snow ;o) We have so much snow now, it's over me!! And, it's so cold! At least we have hydro, that is the main thing ;o) Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Thank you so much Stacy!!! Please please. Do not send snow!!! LOL!!

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  7. They look wonderfull! What a fantastic present!

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  8. Hello,

    i love you clowes.
    Great

    greatings send you Conny

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  9. De er nydelige! Så rart at mønsteret er laget så stort da, for finulla ruver jo ikke mye, og enda til har du brukt ørsmå pinner. Litt dårlig. Men så flott at du reddet dem allikevel :)
    Klem :)

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    1. Tusen takk Desirée!!! Ja, litt rart. Men det er vel for å få plass til motivene kanskje?? Ja, de er godt mottatt!!

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