Hilda mittens – FREE PATTERN

I just came across this blog while browsing Pinterest. I love the mittens here and since it is a free pattern I just had to share. These would be perfect knit up in Icelandic unspun roving and them some gorgeous thin yarn maybe Einband which is also Icelandic.
Plus this is the blog of an ESTINIAN knitter and we all know how beautiful Estonian hand knits are so I think you might enjoy reading this blog.

U N D I I N

Lacemittens „Hilda“

by Kristi Everst

http://undiinblog.wordpress.com/

My name is Kristi and i live in a small country with a rough climate –Estonia. I believe that the weather here is made for knitting and that there’s nothing better than sitting with a hot cup of tea, clews and knitting needles in front of a warm fireplace and listen to the raving snow storm outside.

I started to knit when i was a little girl. Little happy girl, because i had a two wonderful women in my life – my grandmother and her sister. They were very different women, but both talented knitters and it was a joy to sit with them, listen their storys and learn to knit. So, it is obvious that i named my first pattern according my grandaunt Hilda.

Heirloom of our family – woolen Haapsalu scarf, knitted by my grandaunt Hilda (in the right photo).

Hilda mittens…

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Knitting with Sock Blanks & Giveaway

I’m so pleased to share the following post with you. I really love how Sarah’s socks knit up. I love seeing my hand dyed yarn all knit up into something gorgeous.

sarah inskeep designs

The main reason for my experimental foray into the world of knitting with sock blanks was to find out what it is like and to share that experience and some helpful resources with you. I discovered that sock blanks are some of the most gorgeous and unique sock yarns available. I particularly love the hand-painted ones by Bogga of Knitting in France. You can check them out in her online shop here. I also discovered that sock blanks are versatile, easy to work with, very portable, and, most importantly, produce gorgeous socks (among other things – the possibilities are potentially endless) and I am now the happy owner of a pair of lovely pink ombre specimens! It was a great experience and I can say with confidence that I foresee many more beautiful sock blanks making their way into my future!

This experiment was undertaken as a joint…

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