Friday, January 19th, 2007
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Brocade Mitten

The mitten above isn’t exactly Tvåändsstickning because it uses two colours, but it’s similar. Tvåändsstickning 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 Tvåändsstickning 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, Tvåändsstickning-like fabric. They’re coming out so pretty! My contrasting colour is variegated, and it looks like little jewels peeking out from the grey.

Brocade Mitten

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3 Comments to “Tvåändsstickning”

  1. They’re going to be beautiful! The twined knitting has been on my mind lately– I’m excited to see you working it up.

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    January 19, 2007 @ 6:30 pm
  2. Very pretty too!

    Comment by Carol
    January 19, 2007 @ 10:31 pm
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