I am 28 years old, a member of the Ganhada (Raven) tribe of the Tsimshian Nation from Metlakatla (BC), and I live in Prince Rupert (where I also grew up) with my family - which includes two rather ...
I am 28 years old, a member of the Ganhada (Raven) tribe of the Tsimshian Nation from Metlakatla (BC), and I live in Prince Rupert (where I also grew up) with my family - which includes two rather spoiled dogs!
I grew up in a large family of artists and crafters - 3 uncles, 6 aunts, 23 first cousins, 33 (and counting) second cousins, 5 (and counting) third cousins (not including in-laws, and on my mother's side alone as I still have not attempted counting those on my father's side!).
I was first introduced into this world at home by my parents. My father was (and still is) always drawing and sketching out native designs or carving various artifacts. It was because of him that I gained an interest in art and creating new designs for my crafting; My mother was the crafter. I remember her always crocheting dainty doilies, embroidering intricate designs onto pillowcases, and knitting sweaters for me. She taught me the basics as a child as she had a number of my older cousins. I remember watching them as they gathered around our living room.
While much of my artist talents were limited to high school, I took up crafting again when I was 19 and became serious about my work. Using many different magazines, books, and websites, I taught myself more advanced techniques in the arts of knitting and crochet.
I have recently begun to sell my finished work.
I was inspired to design this pattern when a friend of mine challenged me to create a set of wrist warmers for her similar to a pair she'd purchased.
The simple design of these mitts is clean and classy and works well in any colour for keeping your wrists and hands warm while keeping your fingers free.
It goes well with any outfit and any occasion!
Great for making gifts or for adding that perfect accessory to your wardrobe.
I suggest using the Invisible Ribbed Bind-Off method for this project as it leaves a clean edge to your work. I found online video instruction to be much more helpful with learning this technique than written instruction or diagrams.
Approx. 8 stitches over 13 rows = 5cmX5cm
Approx. 9.5 stitches over 14 rows = 2inx2in