Friday, September 17, 2010

Mittens, mittens, mittens!

So what have I been up to? Mittens! I made some last year for friends, but this year I wanted to sell some at Fiber In The Park. I will be there all Sunday, so local folks come see me! Wool & cashmere mittens are the best... naturally moisture resistant, soft, warm, insulated, moisture wicking, and just so dang cute! Here are a few of my mittens that I will be selling:

double layer cashmere..

single layer thicker cashmere...

wool and wool blends...






... and there will be many more at the show!

After the show, I will be launching a new shop with my finished products, so stay tuned!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

anyway you could post a tutorial on how to make these? or do you know of a good pattern i could find? preferably free ;)

Melissa said...

Your mittens are gorgeous!

Christina AKA SuperMom said...

I just made a stash of mittens just like these for our local festival. Sold them for $12 and they went like hotcakes! Some wool lined and some fleece. I also had a school bus driver ask if I could make them "non" slippy so she could use them for driving. Add a scrap of suede (I have a leather jacket I'm upcycling)and they are perfect for driving too!
Oh I did them just One size fits most but had a few requests for a kids size. So I'm drafting up a pattern for a smaller size. My pattern was passed down.
They are fun to make too! Loving your colors!

Marie@Franciebags said...

These mittens are darling! I would buy a pair.

Resweater said...

You are all so sweet!

Anonymous, there are some great free patterns online... try googling "fleece mitten pattern" (if you just say "mitten pattern" or "wool mittens" lots of knitting, and not sewing, patterns will pop up) and go from there. When I have more time i'll post links. My pattern was originally from somewhere online, but i've tweaked it so much it no longer resembles the pattern.

Christina, You're not paying yourself enough! Great idea with the suede! I would have liked to have had children's mittens, but ran out of time. Maybe after the show.

Anonymous said...

Do you felt the wool first?

Resweater said...

Yes, I always felt the wool first.

Anonymous said...

Thanks. I see some Christmas presents in the making.

Lora said...

My feeling is that there are enough customers out there for all of us... We just have to find them!

I've done felt mittens with the top inside piece made of suede (upcycled). They are great. My pattern looks much like yours. The fun part is deciding which different sweaters to combine.

I use the xerox machine to re-size patterns. Just copy your original pattern at 90%, or 95%, or even 110%...