Saami Mittens

I’m  so excited to take class with Beth Brown-Reinsel class at the Yarn Over event sponsored by the Minnesota Knitters Guild. I’ve been a member for many many years and have loved attending class at this one day event. This year I’m taking a full day class on Saami Mittens. … Continue reading

New Mittens!

I just finished these beauties and even though we haven’t had 70 degree weather for 9 months I want it to be cold again right now so I can wear these mittens. These are knit in Harrisville Highland Light Shetland, which I found to be the perfect weight for Twined … Continue reading

A great cast on when starting at the top

I love to knit mittens and hats from the top down! Starting at the top provides me the opportunity to keep trying it on as I go. . . and my projects always turn out the right length. Here is a video of a really nice cast on that I … Continue reading

Shepherd’s Harvest is just around the corner!

I have been having fun with a new knitting pattern I’m developing. I’m not going to say that I’m the only one who has thought of it, but I haven’t seen it before. The concept is very simple: using two different colors of yarn, knit one row on a circular … Continue reading

Patterns at Patternfish

WooHoo! You can now purchase my patterns on line at I have my Noteworthy Fingerless mitts pattern up and ready to buy. I’m adding all my available patterns as I have time to do so. Patternfish is a really cool site. It has over 4000 patterns for sale and … Continue reading

Another pair of noteworthy mitts (fingerless that is)

A lovely guitar playing friend of mine ordered a pair of my mitts. . . I’ve made quite a few pair of these and always in wool. However, my friend is allergic to wool. So I just jumped in and decided to knit them in cotton. I knit these fingerless … Continue reading

More Twined Knitting with beads!

Finally some good photos of the twined mittens I knit. These were knit in Gems Merino sport weight and I used 5 different kinds of beads for the design. The beads in the cuff were knit in. . . the beads on the back of the hand were crocheted on. … Continue reading

Twined Knitting

Well, I must say I LOVE how this knittin looks. I even got used to spinning the ball of yarn to untwist it. For my recent birthday my family gave me the book “twined Knitting, a Swedish Folkcrafrt Technique”. It was too expensive for my blood but I love this … Continue reading

Knitting Mittens!

My friend Ellen needed a new pair of mittens. . . really, I do too. . . but these fit her better than me. I used my Garter Stitch Mitten pattern and knit these up in a few short hours. The yarn is from Dream In Color in color Strange … Continue reading