Warm hands, warm hearts

Published on Thursday October 7th, 2010

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Norwegian Wedding Mittens, adapted by Jen and moi the better to suit our Betsy and her Jonathan (Jen’s handsome pair for Jonathan are here)

Mods: Braided cast on (thanks, Nancy Bush, and thanks, clever Estonian knitters), thumbs moved to the sides, palm motifs altered to add an anchor (Jonathan builds boats), a dog and a cat (Jen charted nice ones, but I forgot to copy her charts and made up my own, so our dogs and cats are similar but not identical), shortened the back motif to accommodate my extra-large row gauge. Duplicate stitched red for the central hearts. Added a ribbed cuff liner for extra coziness and a better fit.

Wool: The natural white is an alpaca/wool blend from Imperial Stock Ranch; all else is Hifa 3 from my stash.

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And now I’m going to take advantage of Baby Nap Time!!! and go prepare for a conference presentation. Would I rather be knitting more colorwork? What a silly question.

16 Comments to “Warm hands, warm hearts”

  1. Ivana Comment Says:

    Gorgeous! I love your colours! And I can’t believe you managed to think up all these mods and knit such perfect colourwork mittens with a small baby around. 🙂

  2. Elli Comment Says:

    Beautiful! Love the mods.

  3. carla Comment Says:

    Beautiful! Lovely colors.

  4. julie Comment Says:

    wow, they are stunning!! what a gorgeous pair of mitts. the colours are lovely.

  5. Lisa Comment Says:

    So lovely, great color combination and I love how you modified to personalize.

  6. Wendolene Comment Says:

    What a lovely gift! Mittens are, I think, my favorite setting for fair isle: they’re small, have very little shaping, and are consequently extremely manageable.

  7. Mia Comment Says:

    Love the mitties!! How about a baby pic or two?!?

  8. Ingrid Comment Says:

    They are lovely, lovely mittens, and the modifications are so clever. Love the colour combinations as well.

  9. Jodi Comment Says:

    They turned out just beautifully! Love that red heart detail, and they look so cozy and cheerful.

  10. ivete Comment Says:

    WOW, what a gorgeous wedding gift! They’re beautiful and are sure to be treasured as family heirlooms. I just blogged about these on my “knitting inspiration” blog so if you see clicks coming through from knitspiring.com that’s why! ;o) That’s how much I love these mitts!

  11. Adelaide Comment Says:

    Those are outrageously beautiful! I really need to suck it up figure out how to do colorwork without pulling my hair out…

  12. KnitiotSavant Comment Says:

    I am officially inspired to make mittens for my step-son! Beautifully done!

  13. GinnyL Comment Says:

    Beautiful mittens – love the colours, very inspiring.

  14. Jennifer Comment Says:

    Beautiful work!

  15. Linnea Comment Says:

    The wedding mittens are lovely

  16. whitney Comment Says:

    These are gorgeous!!