Needle Felted Butterfly Mittens - Adult

Project Description

What are you most proud of? The colors, and originality of the idea. What advice would you give someone starting this project? To needle felt onto mittens make sure the mittens are very 'solid'. This pair was knit with 2 strands of worsted weight yarn together - knit tightly. This made a good base to needle felt onto.

What you will need

  • Brown Sheep Lamb's Pride: 'Sapphire' with Peace Fleece worsted weight yarn. Outer Cuff: PatonsClassic Wool: 'Moss Heather'.

Q&A with SnowDayArtist

Bushbell asked:
I'd love to make these - I think they're wonderful. Can I buy the pattern?
SnowDayArtist answered:
Hi Bushbell, I've been thinking of how to respond. I do not have a pattern for these mittens at present. I will create a pattern someday, but it won't be for a while. Have you needle felted? If you can needle felt, and you can knit mittens, the 'basic idea' behind these mittens is to knit yourself a really thick/heavy pair of mittens (2 or 3 strands of yarn knit together as if 1 strand). With a really 'solid' feeling mitten, you can needle felt into it. Shove a piece of foam (I use the gray egg carton-looking kind used in computer packaging) into the mitten so that you don't felt the mitten closed. Start by needle felting the black lines of the Monarch, then fill in with orange(s). The 'ruffle' and inner cuff are sort of trademark details I include on a lot of my mittens - I do have a couple of children's patterns that show you how to do this. My Chicken Mitten pattern is being test knitted at present, and will be available soon. ~Genevieve