Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Nubbly and flecked, yum!


These mitts combine two of my favourite things in knitting:
flecked yarn and nubbly fabric.


I love any stitch pattern that yields a uniform but still textured fabric: garter stitch, seed stitch, basket weave, reverse stockinette... It creates an interesting surface with dimension, while still being even enough to show off the colour and fibre qualities of the yarn.

I knit these reverse stockinette stitch mitts a million years ago with thick Lopi yarn. As with many Lopi yarns, the colour blend is beautiful, with its flecks of purple and red on a rich orange background. But they're also pretty scratchy. I usually wear thin gloves underneath.