Wednesday, 24 November 2010


I recently bought a couple of hand mannequins from ebay to display my fingerless mitts better.

They're great for photographing items for my Etsy shop and of course very useful for the craft fairs I do.

The next one is this Friday 26th November at Sainburys in Truro - please drop by and say hello if you're in the area!

Pictured here is a new fingerless mitt design in a gorgeous aubergine shade, which sold straightaway at the craft fair last weekend. Pity I hadn't had chance to make more - or photograph it once it was finished!

It is knitted in the same shape as my Fabulous Fingerless Mitts but with a moss stitch edging instead of reverse stocking stitch. I used Drops Nepal yarn which is a great wool/alpaca blend - soft and cosy.

I then played around with some Rowan Kidsilk Haze from my stash and knitted up a couple of simple short-row garter stitch rosees which I sewed on the back of each hand.

The roses were finished off with 7 tiny plum glass seed beads sewn in the centre.

You'll have to take my word that made up they are beautiful. There will be more of these in future!


Frangipan said...

These look very handy!

Immodesty Blaze said...

That's a good idea! You could also scare the hell out of people by sneaking up behind them and tapping the hand on their shoulder.

Fiona said...

I love the mitts, and the kidsilk haze detailing must have been exquisite. Your etsy shop is going from strength to strength.

Missy said...

wow i love these! i really need some x

Enter my Christmas giveaway!

Serendipitychild said...

Lovely mit and roses, hope you make los of sales.