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The finished Rosebud mittens and new WIP

Today was another grey and cloudy day, not the sunshine I had hoped for in order to take beautiful pictures of the finished Rosebud mittens. And what more, there will be no modelled pictures of the mittens. The younger daughter, who has petit hands, has too big hands for them. The mittens were simply too small, something I had slightly anticipated. The good thing is that my niece, even if she is only three, has quite big hands, and will soon be able to wear them. She is having birthday very soon, and I’m still not sure of what more than the mittens to give her in order to manifest my place as aunt of the year (ok, I’m her only aunt, but still, you should never underestimate nieces).


I followed more or less the pattern by Eeva Haavisto in her book Sata kansanomaista kuviokudinmallia; there are some small tweaks in the flower pattern in order not to have to twist the yarn so many times on the backside. And the thumbs are patterned according to the mitten I saw in the National museums collection. The green colour is also from the museum mitten pair, Eeva Haavisto’s pattern was knitted in black, white and red.


Project details:
Pattern: A combination of the mittens with rosebuds from Kurikka in Eeva Haavisto’s book Sata kansanomaista kuviokudinmallia and a pair of mittens in the National Museums collection, from Ilmajoki (both places are in Pohjanmaa, about 15 kilometres apart).
Yarn: White and red Vuorelma’s Satakieli, green Isager’s Tvinni.
Needles: 2mm dpns.
Gauge: 40 stitches and 43 rows to 10 x 10 cm.


The new project I started just before New Year is the Paws and whiskers socks by Theresa, but over here known as the Nino socks, or for the memory of a world fine hamster. The yarn Theresa used for these cat inspired socks was very much in colour with our beloved hamster Nino, who died in November, and I instantly saw her whiskers and paws in the pattern. I decided to knit the younger daughter a pair of Nino socks, initially intended as a Christmas gift, but delayed by other things going on around.


I had first in mind to omit the edge Theresa had made and simply make a ribbed cuff, but changed my mind in the last minute. I now have to sew the edge to the inside (and the inside will be ribbed, but that doesn’t matter). I have reached the heel, almost, and I must say it is a pattern that looks much more complicated than what it is. It’s not mindless knitting, but it is fun and easy knitting. Well done job with the pattern Theresa!


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mulla kanssa työlistalla kyseiset sukat. saako kysysä mitä lankaa käytät sukkiin?

kyseinen ohje odottaa prinattuna täällä toteutusta. saanko kysyä mitä lankaa käytät sukkiin?

The Rosebud Mittens are exquisite. Really lovely, AND they give me something to think about as I'm always hoping to secure my place as "Favorite Aunt" to my young niece. She's my only brother's daughter and as I have two sisters, the competition is fierce!

Hupsis, unohdin täysin! Lanka on Schoeller&Stahl Fortissima socka, ja puikot 2,25 mm (jotta saisin pienemmän sukan, tyttäreni on vaan 10 v).

I forgot to mention that the yarn is Schoeller&Stahl Fortissima socka and the needles 2,25 mm (I wanted a smaller sock, my daughter is only 10 yo).

Kiitos. Kyllä tytär saa ihanat sukat:). Minun pitäisi löytää harmaasävyinen lanka, sillä kissamme on sellainen kuosiltaan.

I'm absolutely impressed by your mittens, they look divine, really! Very beautiful work! And the sock you're doing is going to look so perfect too - what a gorgeous pattern!

Your mittens are wonderful. I love the colors you chose. You do deserve Aunt of the year.

Ljuvliga vantar. Det blir spännande att höra vad mottagaren tycker. 3-åriga unga damer kan ha väldigt bestämd smak:)

I love the squirrel mittens! The pattern says to put 20 stitches on a thread and cast on 20 stitches. So, later when you knit the thumb, did you knit it with 40 stitches for the thumb? That seems like a huge number. I wonder if I'm reading the chart wrong. Thanks! Kathy

So sweet!


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