Green Stockings Craft & Design

October 1, 2012

Planning a Stranded Mitten Pattern

Filed under: Crafting, Knitting Patterns — GreenStockings Craft & Creative Events @ 6:27 PM

Or, how to rewrite a blog post after realising that wordpress won’t save as a draft whatever you’re working on from the “new post” quick link in the dashboard bar at the top of the screen. *sigh*

My hubby Bear has done an amazing job of losing weight and improving his health this year – he’s lost over 80lbs since Easter 2012, and I’m so proud of him!! He’s so much more comfortable in his body, and as a result has started choosing really great looking clothing, especially now that he’s a little smaller and more likely to fit into the clothes that he really wants.

He’s hoping to find a thigh-length wool pea coat this winter, and I’ve promised to make him a pair of mittens (he’s discovered one of those sad side effects to losing weight: my formerly thermal heater is going to be freezing cold all winter!). We’ve chosen the yarn (Red Heart Eco-Ways Wool Bamboo) in Dill & Cocoa (a grass green and light chocolate brown – Ravelry users can check out the colours, since the Red Heart website only has the Ivory).

I’d like to make traditional Norwegian stranded-colourwork, straight-sided, pointed-tip, flat-sitting-thumb mitten. I’d like to have a full tree on the back of the hand, and a repeating leaf pattern on the palm of the mitten, with a single leaf on the thumb.

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