Felted shetland mittens with lace cuffs !
Giveaway for February 2013.......i know i was supposed to be showing the shetland shawl but just have not had the time to clip and spin the wool. We are so busy in the mill working on 100% qiviut yarns, machine knitting orders and all the packing and shipping !
I hope to be able to have the shawl kit ready for the April Blog entry so do check back for that its worth the wait !!!!
All is not lost though, i have managed to work on these mitts from 100% shetland wool in this lovely 3ply in Rich Bordeaux......i Love how the natural Shetland wool takes the dye. Colours are clear and bright with wonderful stitch definition ! The mitts at the top are knit from Natural white shetland 3ply yarn with a little bit of fawn.....got no white left until i clip my shetlands on 24th feb !
The mittens are very thick and sturdy. I'm knitting them with 2 strands of 3ply held together and will soften up after i throw them in the dryer for 15 minutes on MED heat setting. Wool developes a lovely soft halo after you break down the fibers a little.
1: Hunter green,
2: slate blue,
3: Turkey red,
5: Raven Black,
8: Egyptian red,
10: Navy blue,
For the past few months i have been trying different dye/heat methods to get as many of our yarns as possible to be colourfast and i think i have cracked it.....less dye, more heat and 7% Vinegar solution.
FROM: 08th Feb TO 28th Feb 2013.
Two winners will be dreawn at random.
In comments section simply tell us what colour yarn you would like in your kit !
Open to knitters world wide.....best of Luck !