Monday, January 24, 2011

Deathflakes done!

I love these mittens, for so many reasons...

The pattern. A snowflake with a skull in the middle. It really appeals to my warped sense of humour.
The style. I love this style of mitt - with a side thumb placement. While I've made many a peasant thumb (the type that emerges from the palm), and I will probably make more of them, I find myself adapting patterns to the side thumb style.
The colours. Green is my favourite colour, and this shade really works well with the white.
The Wool. Smart by Sandnesgarn. My go-to wool for mittens. Tons of colours and just the right weight for how I knit them.

Details (at least, as many as I can remember.)
Smart wool - 1 ball green, 1 ball white.
2.25 bamboo needles
pattern - the deathflake chart, cobbled into my own pattern. I've got to start keeping better notes, if only to ensure left and right mittens match. (These do, luckily...)
Time - less that a month, with time taken out to knit the Green Rowan Mitts and the Moebuis Hooded Cowl.

Still in a mitten knitting mood - stay tuned...

6 comments:

Needles said...

I love these.

Lucky Canuck said...

Gorgeous!! With just that little bit of a twist.

KnitTech said...

Very nice!

Brenda said...

Deathflakes? Yea, those points look pretty leathal. LOL

Anonymous said...

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TracyKM said...

I love them! Subtle, but traditional, LOL. Thanks for posting what yarn you use...I'm looking for a DK or lighter superwash wool so I can do more mitts on the knitting machines! I wonder if my LYS carries it...oh yeah...I'm on a yarn diet...LOL!