Friday, April 21, 2017

Mittens in April

Dear all

Our workshops in different pattern traditions in Sweden have ended.6 weekends  from September 2016 to April 2017 filled with inspirations ,pattern,yarns,needles,knitting and a lot of knitting chats.Wonderful weekend in Stockholmon Handarbetets vänner on Djurgården.
The mittens in to the left is i reconstruction of a pair of mittens I'v got from a very good knitter and she also made other handicrafts.A women who tried to earn money both as a farmer and a handicraft women.I think it could have been about 1968 or so.The pattern is a combination of different small patterns.The colours she used was red,blue and yellow.These colours were also,still are popular among the lapplanders when they are doing mittens for special situations.It can also be green colours.
When you are looking at folkart costumes you find some of these colours and maybe other too .

The white one is also made in wool,Per Gynt, and in a little lace pattern.Really so nice to knit.These mittens are also made more for special situations

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