Now I can start something new

Pattern: Squirrely Swedish Mittens by Elli Stubenrauch
Adaptations: Using Hello Yarn’s inclusion of Swedish Twisted Cast on. Working on 2.00 mm needles to create a smaller gauge to adapt for my hands.
Materials: Briggs & Little Sport in Washed White and Pink and Tongue River Sock Yarn in Sheep’s Brown
Start Date: June 17, 2007
Finished By: October 6, 2007

I may not be ready for winter, but now my hands will be. The right hand mitten has some interesting stitches from my bout of tired social knitting at the Monkland meetup, but it didn’t bother me enough to rip back and fix it.

The mittens are not exactly like the pattern. I took inspiration from Hello Yarn’s interpretation and I changed it up a bit myself as well. I left in the ‘trees’ and tried 3 colours at once (not fun, but manageable for a short amount of time). In the end this section looks more like acorns, which doesn’t really bother me. Squirrels need something to eat.

In the middle of knitting these I had inspiration for a whole other colour combination. So there may just be another pair in my future. Or maybe it will be deers instead of squirrels. Who knows?

EDIT: These are my mittens (wasn’t sure that I made that clear). It’s nice to knit for others, but it’s just as nice to knit for me.

4 thoughts on “Now I can start something new”

  1. They look fantastic. I’m in love with that shade of pink from Briggs – which I happen to have in stock! (I finally got my Briggs photographed & uploaded! (

    So those mittens are for you? Finally a project for yourself! What you casting on next?

  2. Oooh.

    The one on the left – the way there’s a bit of a fold through the squirrels makes them look rather rooster-like. It amuses me. You have squirrel-mittens that can turn into rooster-mittens if you pull the fabric funny! Very versatile.

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