söndag 6 mars 2016

Twined knitted mittens - Inspiration from Finland

Twined knitted mittens - yarn from Wålstedts
These are mittens that I finished yesterday. I used yarn from Wålstedts. I had some left-overs from previous projects that I wanted to put to use. On needles 2.00 mm (US 0) I got a gauge of 40 stitches to 10 cm  (4 inches). In total I used just over 130 grams of yarn.
Twined knitted mittens - yarn from Wålstedts
I have one book with mittens from Finland that has some very nice patterns in it. I have considered using some pattern from the book many times. So I decided that this was the time.
Twined knitted mittens - yarn from Wålstedts
The book is "Sata Kansanomaista Kuviokudinmallia" by Eeva Haavisto. I think that it was first released in 1947 or 1953. I have an edition from 2008 that I bought on the internet. I have never seen this for sale in a shop in Sweden.
"Sata Kansanomaista Kuviokudinmallia" by Eeva Haavisto
This book is loaded with nice patterns for mittens, very inspirational. These patterns are not knitted with twined knitting originally. But I let myself be inspired by nice patterns the way knitters always have adapted inspiration from all over the world. I made some changes and chose a set of colours from my stash.
"Sata Kansanomaista Kuviokudinmallia" by Eeva Haavisto


12 kommentarer:

  1. Så snygga vantar, väldigt bara val att tvåändssticka dem.
    Som vanligt så välstickat. Mycket vackra.
    Jag har också boken köpte den från Slöjdmagasinet (internet)

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    1. Tackar, tackar! :-)
      Jag hoppas att allt är bra med dig och de dina /Lars

      Radera
  2. Jättefina vantar. Kanske dags att ta fram boken? Min är från 1947. Köpt på loppis där jag bor, 10 kr!

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    1. Tackar! 😊
      10 kr - vilket fynd! De finns ju så många inspirerande mönster i den boken. /Lars

      Radera
  3. Gratulerar till att ha lyckats skriva den krångliga titeln helt rätt! Men vad vet jag, kanske du har finska rötter? ;)

    SvaraRadera
  4. Such beautiful work. The design and colours are spectacular. I particularly like the gusset feature.
    Ron in Mexico

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  5. Väldigt vackra! Fin färgkombination!

    SvaraRadera
  6. This book is very popular among Finns knitters. I have the old version, but fortunately this was reprint, which sold out quickly. You are lucky to one of this famousbook. I actually knitted mittens many of its models. The old traditional designs in different locations in Finland. I have also used socks knitting patterns book.

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