Since things are moving along so well on my knitting items with deadlines, I started a little something else. This is the beginning of the left glove of Aino’s Gloves from Folk Knitting in Estonia by Nancy Bush.
It’s a challenging pattern, more than anything else for its gauge of 8.5 sts/inch. I think I’m getting about 8sts/inch, which will probably work for me with my rather large hands. I enjoyed the double stranded double start cast on. I struggled a little, but that cleared up once I found Miriam Felton’s excellent video. I was pretty close, but it’s so much easier for me to learn from a video than to try to decipher the written instructions with pictures.
The knitted-in embroidery technique is called roositud, and I’m knitting up this sample for a class I’ll be doing in November. It’s highly addictive!