Friday, November 23, 2012

Finished Object Friday


Pattern: Helgi's Mittens

Yarn: Shepherd Baby Wool 4 ply (Blue) and Sandnes Garn Lanett (Purple)

Modifications: I worked the cuff as K1P1 rib, instead of K1tblP1 rib as written entirely due to inattention. After realizing my mistake on the first mitt I decided to duplicate it on the second. As well, I made my cuff longer than the traditional short Estonian cuff that was directed.

Comments: The colour choices were determined by what was available in my stash; they seemed pretty iffy when I started but now that the mitts are done I'm happy with them. In matching yarns to projects I'm trying to use baby or fingering weight wools without nylon content for mittens and gloves, with a view to leaving the others for socks. 

The baby yarns are beautifully soft making for some very comfy mitts, and the stranding from the all-over colourwork makes them thick and warm. I briefly considered skipping the colourwork on the thumb and working it in solid blue to match the cuff, but then abandoned that idea. Anyone from a cold climate knows that the thumbs are the first to get cold!

It's Friday so check the links at Tami's Amis to see what everyone else has finished. I've got one more finished object waiting in the wings, but you'll have to wait for Sunday for that! To all my American friends, I hope you are enjoying a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend!


16 comments:

Leah said...

Lovely! The colour combination is subtle, but I think it looks good.

Dee said...

Very pretty. I like how the colors are so subtle. Congrats on the finish.

bookworm-Mary said...

I love those mittens! The colors are fabulous!

Karen said...

The mittens are beautiful! I love the color combination.

Vivianne said...

LOL I saw this and though 'oooh yummy' about the colors. I think a longer cuff makes sense, stops the wind blowing up your arms so much :-)

Chrisknits said...

Love them! I think the color combo worked.

Wanderingcatstudio said...

I love the colour combo!Makes them look very modern

WildflowerWool said...

Yay for finished mitts!! Just in time for the snow. It is snowing here now in London (just a few flakes). How about Toronto?

Vivian said...

I say definitely colorwork on the thumbs than solid color. It looks so much better, besides keeping the thumbs warm.

Marianita la Arañita said...

Your mittens are awesome, great work!!

Elisabeth Andree said...

Very beautiful, the colors are great together.

Spinster Beth said...

Blue and Purple are so pretty together ... and I agree it's a very modern look!

Andria said...

Wonderful, and you did the right thing with the thumb :)

Alittlebitsheepish said...

Your mittens look great, the colours are subtle but enough to see the design

Kepanie said...

What a beautiful outcome! They are a terrific success!

Marie/Underground Crafter said...

I love these. The colors are my dream - it is amazing what great combos you can find in your stash!