Sunday, 2 December 2007
I found this idéa in an old Norwegian crafting magazine from the '70s. Knitting the gloves is easy and don't take long.
If you're new to embroidery, don't make to much out of it.. sometimes less is better! I used about 5 hours to embroidery the black mittens. The green ones took some time too, but not nearly as much! If you'd like to take a better look at the stitches I used, take a look at my Flickr site.. :)
Yarn: Artic by Gjestal(1,5 skeins)
Yarn gauge: 16 st = 10 cm (4") on needle 5-6 mm
Needles: 3, 5 mm dpn's (this makes the gloves thick and firm = easy to embroidery on)
If you don't have yarn with the same gauge, use something else. The pattern will work with any yarn, but you might have to adjust the number of stitches and rounds to make it fit your hand.
1. co 32 stitches. Purl 1, knit 1 for 15 rounds.
2. knit stockinette stitches for 15 rounds.
3. knit waste yarn into the first 8 stitches(the first needle). Go back and reknit this needle with the main colour. Keep knitting the rest of the round.
4. knit 11 rounds in stockinette stitches. Bind off all 32 st.
5. remove the waste yarn from the tumb. There should be 8 st in front, and 7 st behind the tumb. Put the st on 4 needles and knit 10 rounds of stockinette st. Bind off.
6. Weave in all ends
Make the right glove in the same way. But make sure to put the tumb on the 8 last st of the round(instead of the 8 first).
I've used different kind of stitches(and I don't really know their English names).. :)
The biggest flowers are made from crocheted circles, and I applied them by using single chainstitches(the Norwegian term, correct me if I'm wrong). Some of the smaller flowers are mille fleurs(single chainstitches put together in a group). French knots, and (the ones most common in stitchery?)..
Start with the biggest flowers and attatch them with the chainstitches. Put in smaller flowers and french knots, and finish of with green leaves and other green parts of the flowers(ugh.. my English really past out here...)
Looking at this scan might help, even though the writing is in Norwegian. Sorry about my English here! Hope it makes some sense. Feel free to comment the correct terms in English, I would very much like to know!! :)