I'm very pleased to announce that I've got a new handspun pattern now available in the Ennea Collective, the Fjord Mitts.
This snuggly fingerless mitts are worked in a mosaic stitch pattern from natural grey Shetland and my Naeroyfjord colorway. I wanted to work up a subtle colorwork pattern that would be fairly simple to knit, but would have an interesting interplay between the natural color and the dyed fiber.
I spun them both up as a fingering weight 2-ply, trying to match the colors in the variegated top as well as I could. There are plenty of details here, but I tried to spin the fiber in a woolen style to trap as much air as possible and make for a very insulating yarn. The resulting mitts are super warm and light - hopefully they'll hold up pretty well too!
I spun up about 425 yds of the Naeroyfjord from just over 4 oz, and ended up using only about 120 yds for the mitts. I'm thinking that the rest might need to become some kind of little shawlette or something like that. Maybe with more of the natural grey for a border - there's plenty of that left as well!
You can find all the details of spinning the yarn and the pattern on the Ennea Collective website. The pattern is also available through Ravelry here. You can also read an interview with me in the Ennea Collective's Indie Spotlight column - thanks so much to them for asking me to participate!
I hope you all enjoy the pattern - if anyone has any questions about the spinning for the yarn or the pattern itself, please don't hesitate to get in touch!