Thursday, July 22, 2010

My first pair

I finally started my first pair of mittens this year, and what could be a better time than during the hottest time of the year! This is an old pattern, which my mother learned from an old woman living in the same village. I've wanted to learn how to make them myself and now I asked my mother to teach me. The mittens have basically knots and the ends of the threads are left inside the mitten (which you can see in the picture below). This makes the mittens really warm.

The knots are really simple to make once you got the hang of it. I had some problems first because the knots tended to disappear on the inside. The trick is to tighten the knot well before knitting the next stitch.

I think I'm going to keep these mittens for myself, since they are not quite as good as I would have liked. I'm going to make another pair with slightly thinner yarn (this was 7 brothers) for someone for Christmas.