Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Brown University won't know what hit them!

Brown University is the home of the Bears - The name of their athletic teams.
It's not exactly the easiest logo to recreate in knit stitches, especially to fit on mittens using 3.0mm needles. Had I chosen to use my superfine bead knitting needles and sewing thread, I probably could have reproduced it better, but as much as I love my niece, that was never going to happen...
But I came as close as I could.

I'm pretty happy with them - they are soft and warm, and have a (sort of) snarling bear on the backs. The cuffs are red to remind her of her Canadian heritage, and it picks up some duplicate stitched red in the bear's eyes and mouth.

Then there's these:
each of them has the same pattern around the cuff - so when they are held together, it reads as BROWN BEARS. And yes, these are the mitts from yesterday - I went with the rounded top, as it just seemed to suit them better. I do like the swirled top, but I think I prefer that for wider mitts that aren't quite as form fitted. i use a swirled top for thrummed mitts, for example.
Next up - the Team Canada Mittens, then this kid is done for Christmas!

6 comments:

Lucky Canuck said...

Oooooh...NICE!

Needles said...

Very nice. I think that is the best way to approach it. Go with what works for the project rather than a favourite style.

Wannietta said...

Great work!!!

Kristyn said...

Very cool. You're a great Auntie!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

Great job Auntie! I spoil my nephew with handknits too! I hope I can meet his birthday/xmas deadlines this year - he sent me some requests for socks & a hat!

Brenda said...

Great mittens. round top - great choice.