Soon it's First of May, so here's a quick glimpse of my dabblings in April.
|Neulakintaat. suomeksi 1+2, suomeksi 2+2, ja nimetön pisto.|
Nalbound mittens. Mammen Stitch, Finnish Stitch, and a nameless one.
Valkoisten (suomeksi 1+2) ja puna-kelta-sinisten (suomeksi 2+2) neulakintaiden lanka on Huopasta, josta en erityisemmin pidä, sillä neulakinnastekniikassa tuo lanka nöyhtää valtavasti. Jälkimmäiset saattaa tunnistaa Euran emännän kintaiksi. Tässä versiossa niissä on kulmikas kärki ja raitavärit juoksevat jatkuvana spiraalina. Raidallisen osan alareunassa toinen väri on päätetty peukalon puolelle ja toinen ulkosyrjälle, tosin enemmän kämmenen puolelle piiloon kuin aivan reunaan.
This time my nalbound mittens were more of getting rid off waste balls than doing something useful, but surprisingly the light green mitts on the left turned out quite nice. Yarn is Drops Eskimo, thick single ply, soft and bit feather-y yarn, but this nameless stitch "One from back to front, one behind" suited well for that yarn. In this nameless stitch you have one loop around thumb, pick it up from back to front, and then pick up one loop behind thumb, as usual (the one on the right, as usual). Finally push the needle under needleyarn only. By looks this stitch reminds a bit Oslo Stitch, but is denser since the loops cross each other. I don't remember seeing this stitch before, but well, that doesn't mean I'd be the only one inventing this nalbinding stitch ;)
Yarn in the white and the red-yellow-blue mittens is Novita Huopanen, which I do not like that much since it releases plenty of annoying fluff while nalbinding. The mittens in the middle one might recognise as "Euran emännän kintaat" (re: Krista Vajanto's Master's Thesis). Nobody knows exactly how they looked like since only a palm size piece and some tiny fragments were left, but here in my version of those mitts the top is square, and the red and yellow colours run as continuous spiral down to blue colour. There the colour stripes were ended, one on the thumb side, and the other on the outer side of the mittens.
#54, 55, 56