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Freja

in Blog, Hands, Knitting by oftengrumpy

I had been eyeing the Freja mittens by Emmy Petersson ever since they were released in the Winter 2011 Knitty. When I decided to teach a stranded knitting class at For Yarn’s Sake, I chose it as one of the patterns my students could pick from. Naturally, I had to make up a sample.

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Notice how I’m strategically hiding my other hand? That’s because I only made the one mitten. It’s going to live at the shop and the sad truth is that if we make pairs of things they tend to get stolen. (Let me know if you want to hear my some-people-are-jerks rant.) Single mittens, socks, slippers, etc. have a much longer shelf life.
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The yarn is Spud & Chloe Fine 80% wool 20% silk in colorways anemone and lipstick. If you’re thinking you’ve maybe heard me mention the yarn before it’s because you have. I love it. It’s soft, got great sheen, comes in some amazing solid colors, and is hands down the sturdiest fingering weight yarn I’ve come across yet.
This single mitten whipped up in about 6 days of off and on work. If I had been dedicated I could have easily finished the pair in one week.
I’m trying to put some love into a lace project that has been languishing on my needles for far too long. Hopefully I will be able to show it to you soon. ┬áIn the meantime I have several more one-offs for the shop I can show you to make it look like I’m being productive.

3 Responses to “Freja”

  1. Yarndude says:

    The mitten looks great! I can’t believe that people would steal a sample from a yarn shop. That’s ridiculous. It’s interesting to read what you say about Spud and Chloe Fine. I have two skeins of it in the Lipstick colorway (I had started knitting a sweater for my 6 month old niece), but I really didn’t like it.

  2. Britney says:

    thieves really suck, but i do love the look of that mitten. lovely bright colors!

  3. Susan says:

    Such a fun mitten! I’ll have to remember your posing trick the next time I make a mitten but have no intention of completing its partner.

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