Thursday, February 12, 2009

Selbuvotter, I love you!

Pattern: Selbuvotter NHM #9
Yarn: Palette by Knitpicks (fingering)
Needles: Size 1 & 2

I told you the other post about my Selbuvotter mitten book I had just purchased from You still have time to get it at 40% off till tomorrow. I love, love, love, this book!

It was extremely difficult trying to decide which mitten to knit first. I've been chatting with Gayle (<---click) who knits beautiful mittens from this book and she has given me valuable pointers on Stranded Knitting which has several approaches one of which is holding one color yarn in one hand and the other color yarn in the other hand. (English and Continental)

Well, no pun intended, but I feel like I'm all thumbs so it has been slow going but definitely worth it.

You must be comfortable reading charts to knit the mittens in this book. I still need to highlight certain things to make it easier on my eyes as well as locate my magnetic board with a line ruler to rest this pattern on while knitting. I'll also show you in a future post some of the gadgets I use so not to handle my patterns any more than I have to. Otherwise, I lose valuable knitting time.

Already, tonight will be the 3rd of four mitten classes with my students. It has been so much fun. I need to come up with a new knitting project for the next class that will be offered that will entice folks to sign up as the nice weather will be here by then and it may be a little more difficult to recruit people. Any suggestions?

I've finished the Helena in a few days. I've also finished another Thermis neck in a few days.

Happy Knitting!


  1. Wow! That's a beautiful mitten. Well, worth the effort.

    Next project? How about the 5-hr. baby sweater?

    It always takes me longer than 5-hrs. to knit.

  2. Love the mitten! the 2-handed mitten is the way I learned to knit a Lopi sweater. It's fun! Can't wait to see the sweater.

  3. So glad you're having fun making these! Can't wait to hear more on progress and then the finished project!

    I'm back to socks again to fill in the gaps. Started a pair last September and am finally getting them done!

  4. I was going to suggest a baby sweater, too. Nice small project, and everyone knows someone who needs a baby sweater, no matter what the season.
    I'm glad you're having as much fun as I am with the book!

  5. Beautiful! You're doing a wonderful job. I tried two handed stranded knitting while making Liat's Doll Bag and was miserable, so I switched back to my slower but more comfortable for me way.

  6. Oh, that IS nice, Joansie! Good work. Looking forward to seeing the finished mitten.

    Isn't it wonderful, how much better Alison is feeling? She sounds like her old self again!