Tags: In Progress, Mittens, Techniques Tips & Tricks
The mitten above isn’t exactly TvÃ¥Ã¤ndsstickning because it uses two colours, but it’s similar. TvÃ¥Ã¤ndsstickning is Swedish for Two End Knitting (or Twined Knitting). It’s a technique that uses two strands (both ends of the ball of yarn) to create a denser, more wind-resistant fabric that would be perfect for a windy city like Kingston.
I tried to use this method for my cabled hat, but it didn’t go so well. (I’ll post those pics later, I’m too lazy right now.) I’m sorta doing TvÃ¥Ã¤ndsstickning for my current mittens (see above); the ribbed cuff is in two colours and it’s K1P1, so every stitch is in a different colour, hence a different strand. Whereas with ordinary fair isle you’d be keeping one stitch on the bottom and one stitch on top, I decided to twist them to get a dense, TvÃ¥Ã¤ndsstickning-like fabric. They’re coming out so pretty! My contrasting colour is variegated, and it looks like little jewels peeking out from the grey.
Here are some neat TvÃ¥Ã¤ndsstickninglinks:
- Knitting from both ends without going mad: a very neat way to detangle your yarn!
- Twined knitting in Knitty: Techniques with Theresa
- A book on Amazon by Birgitta Dandanell
- This post from Knitting in Color shows how some different stitches can be done in TvÃ¥Ã¤ndsstickning.