Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Here is a picture of the start of my second pair of 2 Star Mittens.
I loved my Norwegian mitten class so I picked up some books on color work mittens.
Selbuvotter by Terri Shea is an excellent book. While working at The Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle Terri discovered these wonderful mittens and decided to chart them and duplicate them. Along with the patterns you get the history behind the mittens and what the different symbols on the mitten patterns mean.
Favorite Mittens by Robin Hansen is a collection of patterns from Maine that were passed down by verbal instructions. She decided that these patterns needed to be written down and lucky for us she took the time to write them down and publish them.
Another book that I discovered is Latvian Mittens by Lizbeth Upitis this is the most intimidating of them all. The color work is amazing and the patterns are endless. I just have to take a deep breath and give them a try.