Sunday, January 5, 2014

100% pure qiviut mill ends giveaway for January 2014



 2014-mill ends !

We made it through the Ice Storm but lost our connection due to the ice destroying the internet tower ! Without the internet connection I found I was less distracted. This gave me chance to catch up on more orders & get them mailed out ASAP.

                    Have not had time though to work on the special post I planned for January
The pillow knit from ''The Little Prince Batch of Yarn'' will have to wait until February after I finish all my qiviut sweater orders.

The yarns above are what I found laying around on bobbins. Skeined & washed. A gorgeous lot of 2ply & 3 ply magical qiviut shown here:www.cottagecraftangora.com/musk-ox-yarns/4521339631  These yarns will knit some lovely texting mitts.....more than 1 pair. Different shades from about 4 different batches of yarns but all PURE LUSH QIVIUT !

                   This month we will draw at random 4 winners, YES 4. This gives more people a chance to experience just how FANTASTIC Qiviut yarns & Knitwear are.

I will be updating this post & add my texting mitt pattern later in the week.

 To Enter: Simply tell us that you would love to knit the text mitts above & your entered !

Open to knitters world wide.
Only one entry per person.
Runs from: January 5th TO  31st January 2014

The Pattern:

you will need, a total of 40 grams of yarn for each pair.

1 set of 3.00mm D.P.N's

1 pair of straight needles 3.5mm

3 st marker (2 same colour) 

wool needle.

The leafy cuff is knit lengthways then the lace cuff is stitched to the cast on edge of the mitt. Mitts are circular knit with a Picot edge to finish.
Use a single strand of 3ply yarn for the leafy cuff & for the main part of mitt use 2 strands of lace qiviut held together.

Tension: 7sts = 1''inch X 9 Rows = 1''inch 

These mitts fit the average person. You will need to adjust your needle size to get the correct tension.


To Begin, with D.P.N's cast on 42 sts, divide sts thus 14-14-14, join to work in rnd, pm & knit every rnd until work measures 8 cm.

Begin Thumb Inc's:

Thumb shaping is knit on needle #2

1: k18 sts, pm, m1, k1, m1, k1, pm, k to end of rnd.

2: & all alt rnds, k without shaping.

3: k18, sm, m1, k3, m1, sm, k to end

5: k18, sm, m1, k5, m1, sm, k to end

7: k18, sm, m1, k7, m1, sm, k to end

9: k18, sm, m1, k9, m1, sm, k to end.

11: k18, sm, m1, k11, m1, sm, k to end.

Next rnd, k18, remove marker, put 12 sts onto a holder or waste yarn, remove other thumb marker. make/inc 2 sts & continue knitting across closing the gap.
Continue working in plain k rnds until work reaches just past your knuckles.

Picot Edge:

At beg of rnd, * k1, yo, k2tog, rep from * to marker.
Next, k 6 rnds then bind/cast off all 42 sts. Turn the edge to inside & sew inplace catching the purl side loops & using only light tension on the yarn so the sts are even & neat !

Make another cuff. 

Leafy cuff pattern- make 2

Cast on 8 sts on with 3.5mm straights 

1: (rs) k5, yf, k1, yf, k2.

2: p6, inc in next by knitting into front & back of it, k3.

3: k4, p1, k2, yf, k1, yf, k3.

4: p8, inc in next st, k4.

5: k4, p2, k3, yf, k1, yf, k4.

6: p10, inc in next st, k5.

7: k4, p3, k4, yf, k1, k5.

8: p12, inc in next st, k6.

9: k4, p4, yb, sl1, k1, psso, k7, k2tog, k1.

10: p10, inc in next st, k7.

11: k4, p5, sl1, psso, k5, k2tog, k1.

12: p8, inc in next st, k2, p1, k5.

13: k4, p1, k1, p4, sl1, psso, k3, k2tog, k1.

14: p6, inc in next st, k3, p1, k5.

15: k4, p1, k1, p5, yb, sl1, psso, k1, k2tog, k1.

16: p4, inc in next st, k4, p1, k5.

17: k4, p1, k1, p6, yb, sl1, k2tog, psso, k1.

18: p2tog, cast off 5 sts using p2tog as first of these sts(1st is on right needle), k1, p1, k5.

Rep these 18 rows another 2 times then bind/cast off all 8 sts.

with 2 right sides facing sew lace cuff to edge of mitt cuff. 



Knit Thumb: Pick up the 12 sts from waste yarn, join to work in rnd & knit 8 rnds.

Cast/bind off the 12 sts. 


This is the 4 lots. I tried to match them up as best as i could with a shade difference between the cuff
& mitt part. To work with this odd yarn you will need to Divide all your 2ply lace weight yarn into 2 lots knitting in a sequence & repeat for the other text mitt......if i have time i will divide them for you & bag the yarns for left & right mitt in 2 small bags & most likely ball them for you too so you can start knitting the moment you open the little package !


This a pair I'm working on knit from Qiviut-Queen yarn in Raven Black. (70% Merino-10% qiviut-10%cashmere-10%silk) Even with only 10% qiviut in the yarn blend you can feel the difference in the warmth & softness, the blend has just the right amount of Elasticity too to make great socks that are quite Durable ! 

   

93 comments:

  1. Those text mitts look so inviting to knit...I'll have to check back for the pattern. I can always use more mitts :)

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  2. I would love to make a pair of qiviut texting mitts for our niece 'doctor-in-training' in Ottawa, transplanted from Vancouver Island and learning about Winter!!

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  3. Oh yes, I would love to knit those mitts! (Sounds like a cheer, doesn't it?)

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  4. I would love to knit those mitts - I love fingerless gloves, not only to text but to fish and shoot! :)

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  5. I am still hankering for a qiviut scarf!

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  6. I want to knit those mitts for my daughter who is allergic to wool. She has a hard time keeping her hands warm enough. Thanks for the chance to win some Quivut yarns or rovings!

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  7. I love fingerless mitts. Thank you for the chance to win.

    Lmecoll on Ravelry

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  8. Well... not so much for texting but rather for photography. I can't feel the buttons and dials with my gloves so those would be perfect.

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  9. I would die to knit those mitts! Thank you for the chance!!

    venny (on ravelry)

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  10. I finished the Brae Shawl in Decadent yarn a few days ago...fingerless mitts would be a lovely second qiviut piece!

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  11. I am so ready to knit mittens for me. I have knitted for everyone in my family-now it is my turn--

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  12. I did enjoy knitting qiviut & silk blend I bought in Skegway during my holiday from Australia. Now I would love to knit mits for winter.

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  13. I need a warm hat, pretty, lacey, hat.

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  14. My goodness. I could start my 2014 Xmas knitting really early!!!

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  15. I would love to knit those mitts - not just for texting :)

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  16. I would love to knit those wonderful mittens

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  17. I would love to knit the text mitts

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  18. A fine beret for my London living daughter would be a treat.

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  19. I'd love to knit these text mits. Just what my daughter could use...she's always texting!

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  20. I would knit a mittens with colors,but yarn I like natural color or silver .

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  21. The texting gloves would be fabulous in Qiviut! I would certainly love making (and wearing) them.

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  22. Oooooh! I have just the pair of text mitts in mind - they are called Wizard Warmers and the pattern can be found on Ravelry. The pattern is based on the pair of fingerless mitts that Gandalf wears in The Hobbit movies. I can bet that if I make a pair out of Qiviut, they'll be warmer than Gandalf's. I don't think they have Muskox in "The Shire" or any other region of Middle Earth. I wonder what they would have used instead?

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  23. I would love to knit the text mitts in Qiviut.

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  24. Any time I can knit with qiviut, I'm happy! I need a pair of mitts to match the ones I made my sweetie :)

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  25. I want to knit those mitts on my "new" knitting machine!

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  26. I could really use some super soft and super warm texting gloves!

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  27. I would ,love to knit a baby hat or booties for my little one for the winter.
    thanks for the giveaway

    Royce

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  28. I would love to knit qiviut mitts to match my qiviut scarf that I am currently knitting. I am loving every stitch with this beautiful soft yarn!

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  29. I would so much love to knit mittens for my niece suffering from Raynaud's disease!

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  30. I would love to knit those cute mitts you have pictured.

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  31. I would love to knit those mitts! Would be perfect today; it's currently 18 below!

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  32. Four winners is a GREAT idea! Hope I'm one, as I'd love to knit those mittens :-)

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  33. I would love to knit the mittens with qiviut yarn. Perfect little things for cooler weather!

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  34. I would love to knit the text mitts!

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  35. I think you are very generous - and yes, I would love to win. These mitts look very do-able

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  36. I would especially love to knit those mitts today - it's minus 12 and only expected to get worse! I know that you are used to this in Alaska but Indiana hasn't seen this in about twenty years.

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  37. I would love to knit those mittens. If I start now, I should have them done by next winter. Can you tell I'm a slow knitter :)

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  38. Those mitts are lovely, I would like to knit them.

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  39. Three other knitters and I would LOVE to knit those mitts! <3

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  40. I would CROCHET mitts as my knitting is painfully slow, but they'd be so nice in qiviut! :)

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  41. Would love love love to knit these. Knitting is fun with regular yarn, must be heaven with Quivut

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  42. I love leaf motif! And I would love to knit these mitts. Thanks for the chance :-)

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  43. I would love to knit these mitts! They'd be absolutely luxurious in qiviut!

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  44. In this weather, I think handknit Qiviut mitts would be the warmest thing to wear :-))

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  45. I would love to knit these mitts, I've wanted to try Qiviut forever, but still have not.

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  46. I get yarn. I make mitts. Mitts make smile!

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  47. Oh, I would love to know those mitts!

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  48. As it is currently quite cold here (for us), I would love to be able to knit and wear a pair of luscious qiviut mitts!

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  49. Beautiful, soft, warm, qiviut mitts --you had me at 'qiviut', and the leaf edging is just the icing on the cake!! Yes, please!!?!

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  50. Maybe this can get me introduced to quivit?!
    I hear that it is exceptional, but has never dared to "go there".

    Love these mitts and would surely enjoy knitting them.

    The Best
    Wiktoria

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  51. I would love to knit a cowl for a dear friend who has been the soul of kindness to myself and others here at work. It's not something she would think to do for herself and yet she is often making things for others or helping them solve work related problems.

    Thanks for offering such a treat.
    Fiberista on Ravelry

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  52. Why, yes, I *would* like to knit those texting gloves! :)

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  54. Please let me knit my first ever mitts!
    P.S. Hope the weather gets more bearable for you.

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  55. Yes, yes, yes, I would love to knit those gorgeous texting mitts :)

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  56. I've been looking for a good pattern for knitting some texting mitts and would love to make some from this gorgeous yarn

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  57. Love these as much as the socks made from your fiber. I would love to knit these for sure!

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  58. I would love to knit a pair of those mitts!

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  59. I would love to knit or crochet a pair of text mitts out of the amazingly soft qiviut.

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  61. I would love to knit a pair of these text mitts in that exquisite qiviut

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  62. Would love to knit a pair of warm socks...working on qiviut/angora mittens. I love qiviut

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  63. I would love to knit those mitts! they look sooo soft :)

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  64. we seem to all be in agreement...the divine texting mitts it is!!!

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  65. So pretty, love the cuffs. I'd love to knit them.

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  66. I love qiviut. I would love to make the texting mitts.

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  67. I love the contrasting colors and I would love to knit a pair of the text mitts.

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  68. I would love to knit the mitts!

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  69. Lovely twittens!! would love to get the pattern and work up a pair or two... would be so cozy and warm in qiviut!!

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  70. I would LOVE to knit these mitts! I may live in Florida, but in northeast Florida it can get cold! Down to 17 a couple of weeks ago!

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  71. I would very much love to knit these mitts.
    sherryglover1 on RAV

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  72. I have the pattern copied and will hope I can win. If not, though, I'll still make them for myself as I'm in need of a good pair of mitts.

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  73. I would love to knit those mitts! I love the detail of the leaves!

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  74. I would love to knit the text mitts!

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  75. Lovely mitts!!!! I'd love to knit them!

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  76. I'd love to knit these. And I bet they would be so warm. I could use that right now as we're in the middle of a cold snap and I'm freezing at my desk.

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  77. Hi there! I would absolutely love to knit these amazing gloves....they are gorgeous! It is a cold day here and I bet they would keep me extra warm.
    Thanks,
    Lori Weber

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  78. They look great! I'd love to knit them!

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  79. I would love to knit those mitts!

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  80. Count me in! I'd love to knit those mitts!

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  81. Oh, what a pretty pattern! I'd love to knit these up in anything, but especially in the qiviute!

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  82. I really like the contrasting cuff on these mitts. I'd love to knit them!

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  83. Since we've been visited by your Polar Vortex most of this month, I really NEED to knit your text mitts!

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  84. They look soooo soft and comfortable - I want a pair of those! :)

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  85. Wow, I would absolutely love to knit these mitts, especially since the weather has been so frigid this winter!

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  86. I would love to knit the text mitts. The leaf edging looks lovely.

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