Thursday, November 19, 2009

Customer Appreciation: Patchwork Mittens!

It's been ages since my first (and last) post showing a few items knit with my patchwork yarns. This post is long overdue! I have quite a few finished objects made by customers to share, and I decided to start with a mitten-themed post because mittens seem to be by far the most popular thing to knit with my patchwork yarns. I think it all started with knitting school dropout's mittens:

Which you can find here and here on ravelry. Ever since I first saw the pictures of these, people have been requesting custom yarns from me specifically to knit mittens, and many more patchwork mitten pictures have popped up. Here are some of my favorites:

folktale mitts, made by doodles in string

super duper handspun mittens, made by knitting and dogs

copy cat mittens, made by mahimahi4

panama jack handspun mittens, made by sewdotty

and lastly, esmerine fingerless gauntlets, also by sewdotty. I really love the detail pictures of these on the ravelry project page - this particular skein had puffy blips of fuzzy white angora or mohair.

If you've made something with my patchwork yarn (or any of my yarns) and have pictures, I'd love to see them! I can't describe the feeling I get when I see things made with my yarn - sort of a mix of delight and awe and a happy thrill. I have enough pictures for a few more customer appreciation posts, so there will be more to come. Thank you to everyone for allowing me to use your photos!

P.S. If you want some patchwork yarn of your own, now would be a good time to request whatever colorway you'd like, since I'm dyeing my way through the rest of my merino x wool! I have a nice pile of patchwork yarns ready to list in the next few days, plus I'm working on finishing some 'limited edition' one-of-a-kind patchwork colorways that incorporate lots of luxe fibers like local angora bunny fluff, local kid mohair, local naturally colored wools hand-processed by me, whole sections of firestar sparkle, recycled banana silk threads, and more.


Nicholas said...

Your yarn actually inspired me to make my first pair of mittens... I had just learned to knit and had been searching around for mitten patterns and happened upon Knitting School Dropout's blog and knew I had to make them. I keep telling myself that I'm going to buy some of your delightful yarn and make myself a pair of mittens but after two years of knitting, haven't found the time to even make myself a hat.

duraknit said...

where to request a specific colorway? If you can do another one similar in character to the Gnome that's up on Etsy today (12/16/09) I will claim it!

--Elizabeth D

folktale fibers said...

Elizabeth - you can contact me through etsy here: or via email - folktalefibers (at)

I have another 4oz from that same dyelot of Gnome that I'll be spinning up soon! Email or convo me if you want me to reserve it for you.

Frederique said...

Ohh ! delicious colors !! I love them !

Pearl* said...

Oh My Goodness! These yarns are utterly gorgeous! I'll be nipping over to your Etsy shop immediately :)