August 15, 2013
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Today I began the final pattern handout from attending Meg Swansen’s Knitting Camp back in June. The pattern was written by her mother, and is called “Norwegian Mittens”. Meg described as looking like a snow laden pine tree. I went non-traditional and chose a pale green for the tree and shocking pink as the background–looks very retro and gives a very old pattern a modern look. I extended the cuff and may have gotten carried away, but I have long arms and I was really enjoying the cuff patterns. Decide for yourself what you would do differently with the photo below. I am just starting the hand portion and will learn something EZ is calling the THUMB TRICK in the hand out. More to follow tomorrow.
For anyone who is interested, I have some sample socks knit in Opal yarn (matching pairs) for sale, $35 a pair. They will fit a ladies size 9 or larger.
Take care and Knit On!
M.E. and Summit Yarn
March 1, 2011
Mitten knit from undyed silk Mawata on US2 (2.75mm) needles.
This is a version of my basic mitten pattern scaled to sock-weight yarn. There are three sizes, from women’s small to a large hand (like my husband — who by the way is never going to wear silk mawata mittens). There is a wonderful rhythm to drafting the roving and knitting the pieces with that silk. This is one of my favorite selfish knitting projects now.
Mawata Mittens Just click on those two highlighted words and the pdf will open for you and your knitting pleasure. Remember this is a basic pattern, so tweak at will…change the cuff, maybe add a cable or some other stitch pattern. Always send photos so this pattern sharing is a conversation and we all get to benefit from each other’s artistic vision.
Take care and get2ntn!xox Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn Studio
January 16, 2011
Martha's Shetland Wool Shawl
We had lots of visitors and phone calls today at Summit Yarn. First in the door was my friend Kathy, who is working on the Arsenic & Old Lace KAL in ivory wool from the Brown Sheep Company and brought a completed alpaca mobius to show…just stunning! Then Suzy came and had on her new Noro Kogirashi sweater (she used the Simple Summer Tweed top-down raglan pattern from Ravelry…awesome basic pattern that can be used dozens of ways…).
Suzy is a prolific Knitter!
Suzy models Kathy's Mobius for us! Thanks!
Lourdes finished yet another pair of mittens this past week…they are the same pattern as my blue/grey ones but in pink/grey instead…wish she would trade me…I just love the pink!
Lourdes' Pink Norwegian Mittens
We also sold out of our first shipment of Flounce today…two knitters, one in Michigan and another in Florida called and we are now Flounced Out until the next shipment arrives! Who could have guessed it would be that popular? I will be sure to post when the next shipment arrives. If you are interested in this yarn please let me know as I am keeping a contact list for it!
Take care and have a cozy Sunday! Next week’s square is typed and ready for publication…I think you will love it! It is one of my favorites from this afghan design. xox Mary Ellen and Summit Yarn