No Owlmittens...yet.

Thanks again to everyone who took advantage of my Heart of December sock pattern giveaway. I still can not get over the response it received -- it was truly staggering! I can't wait to see all of the gorgeous socks that you all produce.

As for me, I'm not currently knitting an Owlmitten (though I'm supposed to be.) No, I'm doing this instead:Yes, it's another brand new mitten. It's currently bearing the working title of the Ribbon mittens, but that might very well change. The observant among you will note that that's not your average colourwork being sported by Our Fair Mitten, nor is it embroidery. It's an Estonian inlay technique called Roositud where contrast colours are wrapped around the stitches rather than knit in. This means that the contrast colours don't need be carried around the entire round of knitting -- you can just add them wherever you want them. Believe me when I say that it's the easiest, prettiest, most-satisfying colour technique that you'll ever try -- ever.

With any luck, the first of these mittens will be finished today! And then onto the second one, and then...Owlmittens??

5 comments:

Adriana said...

Super pretty!! I want to see in person next time we visit.

The Bon said...

Gorgeous!

riotyarn said...

Wow, that technique is gorgeous. Where have you learned that?

Carol said...

Wow! I've never seen that before. It's going to be a stunning mitten!

Heather G. said...

That is one fancy inlay!!! Easy colourwork sounds like something I could get behind...