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October 12, 2017

From Susan — Store These

Filed under: Updates — lv2knit @ 9:34 am

Hi, folks!  Fall really is here!  It is crisp and dark in the mornings, but still gets somewhat warm in the afternoons.

Here are a pair of mittens that I made as a shop sample for The Yarnery.  They are Flint Mittens by Jared Flood.  I used Shelter in color Fossil, and a touch of blue from stash.

People seem to love the pattern, but I don’t think they would be terribly warm, though they look hearty and rustic.  The palm is done with a stitch that could let the breeze through.

As they say on GOT, “Winter is coming!”


  1. These would be perfect for a Seattle winter.

    Comment by Catherine S. — October 12, 2017 @ 3:09 pm

  2. A true Minnesotan – knowing that just because it’s wool doesn’t mean it’s warm enough in the winter, and that those stitch patterns matter!

    Comment by Amy — October 12, 2017 @ 4:01 pm

  3. 10.15.2017 Here I am “sitting knitting” , among other fiber pursuits such as spinning and weaving and crocheting and lacing and smocking, on the Atlantic Coast in NJ admiring your handiwork……but it’s the tablecover that always impresses me. ha……yes, I like the mittens too….and as for holes in the palms, I’m sure most of us have a large collection of mittens for all sorts of purposes ….we have heavy duty ones maybe lined with thrums for digging out the car in snowstorms, intricately Norwegian patterned ones to impress our advanced knitting friends, sturdy long ones for lugging groceries, and I have some extra padded ones from Wisconsin for extremely cold days and nights…..Several years ago one of my sons’ wives brought me some beautiful, very expensive yarn from the sheep flock at Williamsburg in VA…I knit her a dynamic pair of mittens for her Wisconsin winters….but she admired them so much that she hung them artistically on the wall as a momento of their trip and they remain pristine….so there’s all kinds of mittens for all kinds of purposes and your Flint Mittens are just perfect……from Janet Kovach (once on an Alice Starmore knitting trip you were on in the early 2000’s)

    Comment by Janet Kovach — October 15, 2017 @ 8:52 am

  4. Agree with poster #1. In fact, one can go through most winters here with only fingerless mitts (I usually do) and no hat. Flood is now working out of Portland (OR) where this is also a workable knit for winter.

    A good designer has a range of designs appropriate for a variety of climates. Smile. Flood and Brooklyn Tweed have other mitten patterns that are appropriate for harsher winters.

    Comment by Purrlie — October 28, 2017 @ 5:22 am

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