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Annemor #16

I finished my Annemor #16 mittens from the Selbuvotter book and I love them!

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This is my first stranded colorwork and once I got going I really enjoyed it. My only advice is to keep those floats loose. If you think they are loose enough then make them even looser.

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The yarn is nothing special, just some Plymouth DK weight that I had lying around. Next time I’ll use a better quality yarn but these are washable and that’s a bonus since there’s a lot of white.

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My favorite part is the back of the thumb. I just love the way the palm pattern continues there. Quite clever, that.

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The entertainment factor definitely made these go fast – I finished the pair in exactly one week. And I can’t say enough about how wonderful this book is. Thank you, Jan, for recommending it. Allow me to now recommend it to all of you.

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C’mon. You know you want mittens like this, too.

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  1. Your mittens are wonderful, Carole! Don’t you think the Selbuvotter book presents these seemingly difficult patterns in a very approachable way?
    I’m neck deep in Christmas prep but can’t wait to get back to my mitten knitting. Soon!
    Again, your mittens are just lovely!

  2. Nice job! I had been reading her blog and pre-ordered it – it’s a fantastic book and I can’t wait to knit something from it.

  3. Now that I have had some success at colorwork mittens I do plan on a pair or two out of that book. It’s a treasure. Adrian (Hello Yarn) linked to the errata yesterday, too.
    Your mitten is perfect! Good work for your first time out and thanks so much for the advice;-)

  4. Me thinks there will be a package under the tree that says “To Deb, From Deb”. I’m working on “Bird in the Hand” right now and loving those as well!

  5. Yep, I do want some like that!! wow, they are gorgeous~ I love stranded knitting. Can’t wait for another color project 😉

  6. I just need to stop reading your blog, my queue is getting ever so long just from this site 🙂
    KIDDING! Keep it up, I can queue it up as much as I darn well please 😉

  7. I DO want mittens like that! I was digging around in the stash last night to cast on some colorwork mittens and can you believe it – I don’t have any suitable yarn! Seriously.

  8. Oh Carole! They are SO pretty! And they match your new room! 🙂

    I love that book. There’s a pair of children’s mittens with ravens (?) on them that I want to knit with thicker yarn, so they will fit me. 🙂

  9. I would love mittens like that! I like the colors you chose..very traditional. I think that was the problem with my color work..it was lose “enough” but still seemed really tight on my hand.

  10. I thought it might become addicting for you… 😉
    I have that book on my Christmas list. I hope Santa brings it, because OH BOY those are pretty.

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