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January 8, 2009
Annemor #5

I have had Selbuvotter since the day it was released and these are the 1st mittens I've made from this book - more will certainly follow! I was immediately drawn to this particular pattern - the ravens were too wonderful to pass up.

Annemor #5

I have a need to use up every last inch of my handspun, so decided to use the leftovers from these socks coupled with some Elann Peruvian Highland Wool. I doubled the handspun for a perfect worsted weight compliment to the grey yarn.

Annemor #5

Annemor #5

Pattern: Annemor #5 from Selbuvotter by Terri Shea
Yarn: Leftover FatCatKnits Merino handspun doubled up and 42 grams of Elann Peruvian Highland Wool
Needles: 2 mittens together on 1 US 6 circular needle
Size: Followed directions for child's small, but used worsted wt. yarn and big needles so they fit me perfectly - also fit both boys....but NOT Dave.
Modifications: Other than size mentioned above, I made several other modifications. I decided to mirror the birds, so followed chart backward on one mitten. I also noticed that the palm pattern was not centered, so I centered it by picking up 1 less stitch over each thumb gusset (cast on 4 stitches) and eliminating the 1st stitch on that side - this made perfect symmetrical mitten top decreases too...I like this simple mod a lot! The chart has 2 stitches that are black and should be white (3 rows above thumb gusset 2nd stitch in on both mittens). To make the thumb patterning work, I picked up a total of 7 stitches before starting the thumb. There is other errata for this pattern related to the gusset.

I love the basic design of all the Selbuvotter mittens, especially the thumb gusset - I like the way it looks AND the way it fits! Here they are with the ravens right side up...

Annemor #5

New yarn....

Crown Mountain Falkland

Crown Mountain Falkland

Crown Mountain Falkland

This is Crown Mountain Farms Falkland Wool ( January fiber of the month). I was aiming for 3 ply worsted wt and got pretty close - this is probably between worsted/aran. I split the roving into 3 horizontal sections, spun each onto a separate bobbin and plied the 3 together for some soft, round, squishy, luscious deep pink yarn...final tally is 212 yards from 104 grams. What to knit?? I'm thinking something with fat cables.

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