Mushroom Mittens

I’m currently lost in mitten world.

I can’t quite describe it with words. I just can’t stop knitting them and can’t help noticing patterns and textures in my day to day life that would look great on mittens… Everything around me is a potential pair of mitten waiting to be knitted.

I have been eagerly reading all about Latvian mittens lately*, admiring their intricate colourworks, the various meanings of the symbols used in the patterns, and their History.

I find it truly fascinating how mittens played such an important part of Latvian traditions and day to day life.

Although I have been thinking about it and drawing a lot of squares, I haven’t finished designing my very own first pair of of mittens yet. I have to hold myself back and remember to keep it simple.

Today I just finished this pair though…


The pattern is called Mushroom Kelliemuffs and is designed by the Mitten Queen, Her Royal Highness SpillyJane



*I have been reading the excellent Latvian Mittens Traditional Designs & Techniques by Lizbeth Upitis.

Author: FocalHeart

My name is Noémie, I run animal communication workshops to help people enhance their relationship with animals and the natural world. My work is about the profoundly important messages we can receive when we focus with our hearts. Through cultivating the heart as an organ of perception, we can develop our ability to listen to and communicate with one another as well as our natural environment – plants and animals included.

9 thoughts on “Mushroom Mittens”

    1. Me too… Although I tend to knit full mittens because I like the look of them, but I actually find them unpractical and keep taking them off all the time, whereas fingerless mittens I can just live in them :) I want to try to knit loads for my market stall …

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