Monday, November 12, 2007

Size does matter!

mittens 002
Originally uploaded by mlweaving
clockwise from top:
1. Sea Mineral mittens from Spillyjane pattern, yarn Sisu from Sandnesgarn. Finished thumb in larger mitten last night. I'll get more pics and post them. Using same yarn and same pattern, I Knit first mitten on size 0 addi turbo using magic loop, and felt the knit fabric was too tight, too stiff. So I knit the second mitten on size 1 addi turbo, and I'm much happier with the fabric. However, there is no way this can be a pair, as the size difference is significant. These will make a great example though, for the class I'll be doing for mittens at LYS.
2. Snowdrift pattern,vintage, yarn Jaeger Matchmaker Merino 4ply; knit on size 3 needles (3.25mm). Needle size is too large, knit fabric sort of loosey goosey. I won't knit the mate to this, but will instead use this also as an example for class.
3. mitten started my own compilation from Cimdu charts, yarn Mountain Colors Bearfoot and Louet Gems sportweight; perfect size needle for mitten, knit on size 2 addi turbo
4. NHM14 from Selbuvotter; yarn Elann peruvian cashmere (purple) and Jo Sharp alpaca silk georgette (lilac contrast), needle size 2 addi turbo.
5. Latvian MIttens, District of Latgale style; yarn black-Jo Sharp alpaca kid luster, orange-Koigu KPPPM, red-Truffles needle 1.5mm
6. knit from my own design using charts from Cimdu Raksti, Baltic braid on cuff. Yarn: Mountain Color Bearfoot variegated blue and a Debbie Bliss merino wool 4ply (coned) in purple solid. Needle size 2 addi lace using magic loop. Perfect pairing of yarn and needle size. I've just about finished the thumb on this mitten, and it is going to the store also for display to advertise mitten class.

For Sharron - it'll go with her coat, (and she picked the yarn colors)

On the sewing front: I received the pattern for the Vogue jacket, and will be cutting the muslin tomorrow or Wednesday.

and just as a reminder, Project Runway starts Wednesday night.


knittinbrit_in_wi said...

I love all the mittens!! You have been extremely busy, girl. #6 (your design) looks wonderful - what are you going to name it?!

Now, I feel the need to go and knit some mittens. I have some satakieli sat around just waiting to be mitten-ified.

I can't wait for Project Runway to start. They're having marathons for the next couple of days.

Marina said...

Is all this practice for The "big project"? They're lovely!

Maud said...

Lovely mittens! Your colour combinations are so beautiful!

Lorraine said...

Marji- They're absolute works of art. You're amazing.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous mittens! You've made lovely color combinations.

Donyale said...

Gaaah- NO - don't show me those - now I want to make mittens. You so clever!

Brigitte said...

You've been busy, those are great! One pair was enough for me - those thumbs - ugh!

Carrie said...

I am completely overwhelmed by all of those beautiful mittens. Great work!