The twined mitten I posted of last time had a little pattern on top... Here the close up. You can get the idea how to do it by looking at the picture. (Probably was not clever at all to put it on top of the mitten where I'm sure the dog's tooth will catch it the first opportunity. Maybe I try to felt it a bit so that it will stick to the surface better.)
I learnt this technique last summer in Estonia in Nordic Knitting Symposium. I think is was called "roositud" which I have in my mind translated into "roosiminen". I have seen this before in weaving and embroidery but I don't know if this technique is anywhere else than in Estonia combined with knitting. You can use very short left over yarns and make good use of them. It is done while knitting but you can easily add this later on as well. This was the first time I tried this on anything usable or wearable so the pattern is plain and simple and really nothing much if you compare it to these...All of these gloves are patterned with the same method. See how detailed and intricate the patterns and of so many different colors. This technique was born of the respect and love of the material.I often think that I have seen a lot in knitting. But then I come across with a new cast-on or a new way to shape a toe in a sock or a thumb gusset in a mitten or with something like this and I realize that I really have not seen that much. But I want to see and knit ... All of it. Everything. From everywhere. Even though it has become obvious to me that one life time is not enough.