April 3, 2011

"Twilight" swap mittens


When I was invited to join a mitten swap on Flickr, "Stranded Mitten Swap aka Quit Yer Bitchin, Knit Some Mittens", I said yes without much thinking. Then I realised this was quite scary, making a colourwork mitten for a knitter you don't know.


I chose a pattern by another Norwegian designer on Ravelry, "Little town mittens" by Sigrid Rogne. My swap partner liked blue, green and purple, hence a twilight version of the town. I used Rauma 3ply Strikkegarn and needles 3,5 mm. And for the first time, since this was for such a scary swap, I paid attention to yarn dominance. But I can't say I noticed any difference from my usual results, it just made the knitting less relaxing and comfortable. So, unless someone can convince me this is crucial, I'm back to my usual way of knitting. (I'm a continental knitter, btw.)


I know my mittens have arrived in Massachusetts, so I can show them here now. I also know my mittens have been sent from Laura Nelkin, so I'm waiting impatiently for the mail man...

8 kommentarer:

Flowermouse Design said...

Lovely mittens - and what a fun idea. I never come around to knit mittens. You´re so god at it!!!!!

RodPrjónar said...

Lovely mittens!
I am so bad at knitting things that comes in pairs!

skb said...

Flotte vottar.

Laura said...

Beautiful! I cannot wait for you to get yours!!!! Let me know as soon as you do, they should be there anyday!

torirot said...

Thanks for nice comments! I also used to have problems with the pair thing - but I'm getting better at it.

Laura, I'll let you know, don't worry :-)

Yarndancer said...

Lovely mittens!!

Miranne said...

Heisann,
eg har tildelt deg ein pris i kveld. Ingen Oscar, men likevel - den får duge. Hentast hjå meg :o)

Strikkelise said...

Beautiful mittens! I've never quite gotten the hang of the yarn dominance thing, myself. I think it works differently in different projects. But I have seen that I need to be more consequent sometimes.

btw thanks for commenting at my "new place" :)

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