While I was staying with Adrian after Rhinebeck (October 2009), I “encouraged” Adrian to start a new mitten pattern. After a shopping trip to WEBS, we spent a few days sitting around the dining room table armed with Adrian’s extensive mitten library, graph paper and pencils. Adrian’s awesome Squirrel Sampler Mittens and my Northman Mittens are the result.

Special thanks to Adrian for encouraging me to design these mittens, answering my endless questions, test knitting, and giving me permission to use her Squirrel Sampler Mittens pattern as a template.

Thanks also to Stacie for her wonderful editing and test knitting skills.

Pattern: Squirrel Sampler Mittens by Adrian Bizilia
Yarn (Outer): Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift (“Peat”) and Rowan Scottish Tweed 4 Ply (“Oatmeal”)
Yarn (Lining): Misti Alpaca Lace Solids (#C743)
Needles: 3.25 mm (US3) Addi Turbo (magic loop)
Gauge: 8 sts per inch/2.5 cm
Size: Large



Pattern: Northman Mittens by David Schulz (now available on Ravelry)
Yarn (Outer): Berroco Ultra Alpaca (#6279 & #6214)
Yarn (Lining): Blue Sky Alpacas Melange (#806)
Needles: 3.5 mm (US4) Addi Turbo (magic loop)
Gauge: 6.5 sts per inch/2.5 cm
Size: Medium



4 Responses to “Mittens!”

  1. Emma Says:

    Both sets of mittens are absolutely stunning. I love how different they look from Adrian’s, just from changing the colours. Well done to you both for creating such beautiful designs.

  2. ~buzzybee~ Says:

    Beautiful - I love the detail of the thumb increases on the Northman mittens!

  3. mil@Rowan Yarns Says:

    Mittens looks absolutely stunning.You do amazing work :)

  4. Southern Cross Fibre Says:

    Jude Maaske…

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