I love making mittens. As much as I love turning a heel in a sock (it is always thrilling, no matter how many pairs I have made, every single time the heel turn just amazes me...) there is something very appealing in making mittens. I have intentions of knitting one pair in every possible way I can. I have tried twined knitting, double knitting, fair-isle, crochet, tunisian crochet, bead knitting, Korsnäs mittens, but there still are many to try plus I want to revisit these old techniques and design something in every technique. Would love to dedicate one whole year (or ten) to mittens only and see where I would end up. Hopefully some day.
While I wait for that to happen, I made this pair maybe a year ago and I don't think you have seen these yet, again I don't remember... The yarn I used is Hjertegarn Mini Vital, which is all superwash wool but even though it is superwash, it does not have this plastic feel to it. Excuse me for saying so, but sometimes wool loses its soul in the superwash treatment. I used 2,25mm needles, love small gauge.
These were inspired by the traditional SkoltSámi (this link takes you to the site of Siida, where you can find future reading of life and culture in Sámi land) mittens.
Hope you all have a good weekend. I had a busy morning, so my post comes little late today, but now I am drinking hot glögg, it is already getting dark, even though it is only three in the afternoon, I will light candles and knit for a little while.
Wool with you,
PS. Mostly the reindeer find their own food but there are times when extra food is needed; especially some winters are very difficult for them. We do have moose and lately