Thursday, October 15, 2009


I've finished my very first pair of stranded mittens. I am so proud. Despite a rocky start and a major boo boo, I finally got them done. Not like I had a choice since these are for a swap.

Pattern: Anemoi Mittens by Eunny Jang
Yarn: Harrisville Designs New England Shetland; 1 sk white and 1 sk hyacinth
Needles: 2.25mm Clover bamboo dpns & 2.5mm KnitPicks wooden dpns
Notes: Great pattern. There are a few errors in the pattern that I had to work around. For example, the thumb st distribution should be 8-9-8 and not 7-9-7. The yarn is pretty scratchy but did soften up a fair bit in the wash.

I'm very glad to have these off the needles. I learned a lot about stranded knitting. I can hold both yarns in my right hand at the same time. I tried using both hands but it threw off my tension. I'll defintely make another pair of stranded mittens - as soon as some Wollmeise shows up.


squiggi said...

your mittens look great!
I just made my first pair too. Watch out, I think they're addictive!
There's pics of mine posted on the blog

Chris said...

They look great!

Gail from Surrey said...

They are beautiful!!!

Carrie K said...

Pretty mittens! They look fabulous too. Aren't you glad you ripped & fixed?

PurlingPirate said...

You are giving them away?!?!? Those are incredible!!! You are just too sweet!

Bea said...

Love these. Very very pretty. I hope your swap partner loves them too!