Lee Ann asked:
Are you aware of any patterns out there for Nordic gloves? My nephew has made his first gift request ever, so the hunt is on (of course, mittens just don’t cut it for a teenage boy). Thanks!
I believe that Knitting Fair Isle Mittens & Gloves by Carol Rasmussen Noble has some Norwegian designs in it — or at least one Norgi design. You culd take her glove pattern and plug in some Norwegian motifs with a minimum of fuss, I think.
Is there a Norwegian glove in Homespun Handknit? I think there is.
Does anyone else have any other ideas for Nordic gloves?
I’m a little late to the Mermaid party… I was thinking about getting it, too, because I like the set-in sleeves and the tailored look. But… are the sleeves of yours too long? and the shoulders not quite on your shoulders? It’s hard to tell from the self-portrait, I’m hoping it’s just the angle you’re at.
The shoulders fit well, and the sleeves are a little on the long side. I usually shorten my sleeves by one inch, but I did not do so on Mermaid, so they come to the base of my thumb.
Are those Pony Pearl dpns [on the Frostrosen Mittens] I see? What size are you using?
I did use Pony Pearls, size 2.75mm. While I love using my bamboo and birch dpns, I know from experience that I’m really tough on needles when I do colorwork socks, gloves, and mittens. So out came the stronger Pony Pearls.
A couple of you asked how long it took me to knit Skeppsta — I did it in three and one-half days — but those were days when I was not at work!
The mittens are lovely and would really like to try my hand two colour knitting. Unfortunately, I can not find anywhere in the U.K. to get hold of a suitable hat pattern to have a first go with. Any suggestions?
Anyone have any UK sources for colorwork hats for James? I love the Norwegian hats at Bea Ellis Knitwear. You might email her and see if she does international shipping.
Also would those mittens be a good first timers project for fair isle?
I think a better first timer project for fair isle would be a hat. The mittens are pretty small in circumference, so I think a hat would be easier to manage for a beginning fair-isler.
Coleslaw . . . er . . . Kolsva Progress Report
Here is the back of Kolsva. I really love this colorway of Noro Iro (#40)!
This design is supposed to have a low “u” neck (see the photo from yesterday’s blog entry) with deep ribbing that’s folded over on itself and sewn down. This would probably look good in the recommended yarn, Kochoran. However, the Iro I am using is making a nice solid fabric, and I have a feeling that the thick ribbing would stick out like a little tray. While that would be handy for catching crumbs, should I happen to wear Kolsva whilst eating crackers, I think the look would be less than attractive. I’m not completely sold on the “u” neck anyhow. So I plan to make mine with a deep “v” neck and standard “v” neck ribbing.
Today was my first day back at work since November 17. Lucy was not amused when the alarm went off this morning. Neither was I.
And this is what greeted me when I came home from work this afternoon.
“And where the hell were you all day?”