New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

Hooray! It’s autumn! And autumns means cold, windy and possibly even rainy days and looong evenings best spent on your favourite knitting spot (aka sofa) with a cuppa tea and loads of yarn to cuddle with. What better way to kick off this knitter’s season than with a set of new patterns? Maybe add a giveaway, too?

If you have been following me for a while you will have noticed that I am working on a series of patterns inspired by Norse Mythology. And today I am really excited to present to you my second set

Oden’s Socks and Oden’s Mitts (click for pattern on Ravelry)

Oden's Socks and mitts knitting patterns
Oden’s Socks and mitts knitting patterns

The possibly best known of the Norse gods goes by many names: Oden, Odin, Wotan, the Allfather and more. I picked the Swedish name (for obvious resons) and made him his own socks and mittens. He gave one eye to acquire wisdom, so this pattern incorporates symbols of eyes to mirror his wisdom.

I used Cascade yarns Sorata for the mitts and Heritage for the socks. I still love this combo!

Oden's Socks and mitts knitting patterns
Oden’s mitts made from Cascade Sorata

Where the mitts show off the woven braids only on the back of the hand, the socks sport smaller braids running down the sides of the legs, too.

Oden's Socks and mitts knitting patterns
Oden’s Socks made from Cascade Heritage

I swear that my test knitters earned every gray hair they got through this test knit and I’m incredibly thankful for their thoroughness. Not a single full stop could smuggle past them unnoticed! So here’s the result of a month worth of knitting, ribbing,  sleepless nights (well.. those are mostly to be blamed on two little monsters) scribbling and photographing. I had a lot of fun shooting these pictures in stormy weather with Ipshita of Kalaakathaa.  Aaaaand action!

Oden's mitts knitting pattern
Oden’s mitts knitting pattern

Ipshita is currently working on a dance storytelling performance for children, called ‘Fågeln som flög mot solen’ (the bird who flew towards the sun), so some of these poses were inspired by her beautiful work. If you are in Stockholm come and see her in Skärholmens Bibliotek 2/11 13:00 or Jordbro Bibliotek 24/11 14:00!

Oden's mitts knitting pattern
Oden’s mitts knitting pattern

As I told you in my previous post about the Jormungandr Set I would like to present to you a selection of crafters with each pattern release.

You already know Maike of Nadelmikado, and for this release Meike has created another limited edition matching the Oden’s Socks and Mitts set! The edition is limited to 8 bags (2 of each colour) and will be available in her shop as of today.

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by Nadelmikado
Mumpitz Design Blog
by Nadelmikado

For this release I also want to present to you two more crafters:

Nadine of Schibot Garne, a dyer of beautiful yarns from Germany. Check out her lovely colours and soft yarns (after she returns from her holidays on Oct 8th :P). She has been so kind as to offer these two one-of-a-kind beauties for the release-giveaway and you can win them together with some other goodies (read on!)

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Schibot garne soft socks OOK and project bag by Nadelmikado

And the coolest discovery (for me) was Alexandra of Knopfsachen.de. I found her on Instagram (follow her here) and am in awe of her creations: She is the maker of the most amazing buttons and jewellery, made from thread and buttons and she also teaches classes of button-making in Pfaffenhofen, Germany.

For this release she has made a matching set of ear studs, ring and necklace (read on!).

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Posament button jewellery set by Knopfsachen.de on a skein of Cascade Heritage

Doesn’t it match perfectly??

Oden's Socks and mitts knitting patterns
Oden’s Socks and mitts knitting patterns

If you are a newsletter subscriber for this blog you have already received exclusive coupon codes for the Oden’s Set of patterns and also for Meike’s project bags that were exclusively made for this release. It is a limited edition of 8 bags in total, so hurry if you want to grab one! Knopfsachen.de also offered a lovely surprise for newsletter subscribers! So if you don’t want to miss out on your next chance, go and subscribe right now 🙂 The next release is already planned!

But now for the giveaway! As for last time I’m giving away two different sets, one here on my blog and one on Instagram (head over there, too to enter your name twice!)

To celebrate the release of the second of four sets inspired by Norse Mythology

Jormungandr Socks and Mitts

Oden’s Socks and Mitts

Meike, Cascade Yarns, Schibot Garne, Knopfsachen and myself are giving you the chance to

win one of these two wonderful packages

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Win me!

Set Nr 1 containing:

  • the brand new patterns for both Oden’s socks and mittens
  • a project bag and matching project protector (aka needle garage for 15cm dpns) made by Nadelmikado
  • two skeins of beautiful Schibot Garne soft socks to start knitting right away!

Or maybe set Nr 2?

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or maybe win me?
  • the brand new patterns for both Oden’s socks and mittens
  • a project bag and matching project protector (aka needle garage for 15cm dpns) made by Nadelmikado
  • a beautiful handmade jewellery set by Knopfsachen.de (matching ring, ear studs and necklace)
  • a skein of beautiful Cascade Heritage to start knitting right away!

If you want to win one of these beautiful packages you just have to do the following:

  • sign up for my newsletter
  • comment on this blogpost with two things: 1. Which of the two sets would make you happy as a clam 2. what would you tell Oden if you met him next time? 🙂

Done it all? Yay! You just entered your name in the giveaway! Good luck!

If you are on Instagram, you will have another chance of winning one of these packages, head over to my profile and check out the rules for entering! Good luck!!

The winners will be chosen randomly on WEDNESDAY, October 3rd 2018 at 15:30 GMT! 

About the patterns:

The possibly best known of the Norse gods goes by many names: Oden, Odin, Wotan, the Allfather and more. He gave one eye to acquire wisdom. This pattern incorporates symbols of eyes to mirror his wisdom.

The combination of soft yarn and nordic braids shows off very well on solid or semi solid yarns.

Charts and written instructions are given for various sizes. This pattern set is the second set in a series of four, inspired by Norse Mythology. The first set is Jormungandr Socks and Jormungandr Mitts

Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting pattern
Jormungandr mitts and socks knitting patterns

This pattern is suitable for knitters with some experience.

Techniques used are:
– knitting and purling in the round
– simple increases (left and right leaning)
– knitting cables
– stretchy bind off

What you need:

  • For the mitts: ~100g fingering yarn, for example Cascade yarns Sorata (400m/100g) in your favourite colour.
  • For the socks: ~100g sock yarn (depending on size), for example Cascade Yarns Heritage (400m /100g) or similar in your favourite colourway
  • 5 double pointed needles 2.5 or 3mm
  • stitch markers
  • Tapestry needle to sew in ends

Thank you to my wonderful test knitters on Ravelry: Strickhummel2108, Binle, SINessi, anniya, my model Ipshita and Suzieqtee for proof reading!!

Oden's mitts knitting pattern
Oden’s mitts knitting pattern

Happy knitting!

36 thoughts on “New pattern: Oden’s Mitts and Socks + Giveaway

  1. They’re both amazing, but I’ll pick Set Nr1. I would ask Oden how much he enjoyed Jane Foster taking up the mantel of Thor in the comics of the human world.

  2. Set #1 for me, and I would say Hi! (Ok, I don’t have much inspiration this morning). Your patterns are beautiful, thanks for the giveaway!

  3. I would like to win set number 1. I would ask Oden how I could stop wanting to cast on every single new beautiful pattern I see.

  4. Hard choice but I would pick number 1 because I’m dying to try that yarn. I would ask Odin what Asgard is really like and does it really compare to the beauty and wonder of Midgard.

  5. Both sets are simply lovely and winning one of them would just be great. If I had to choose… set one would be my first choice, closely followed by set two. My question to Odin (although I don’t believe in any god) would be why there is so much wonderful yarn and so many marvellous patterns….and so little time.

  6. I am loving everything. I would pick set number 1. I would ask Oden next time around if time could slow when knitting so while making socks the clock didn’t strike time to make dinner quite so soon! 😊

  7. Both patterns are beautiful but if I had to pick I would choose package number 2. I would ask Odin why he likes ravens so much

  8. I would like set number 2, what a great colour and my question to Odin would be how I can make my days longer, so I have more time to knit!

  9. Nr1 set for me thx. Pretty pattern, pretty bag. Love cables. Oden…I would say behave as he has a history of mischief! Oden be fair as he has a history of being judgemental. thx for having a contest

  10. Wow! Those patterns are great. I’m in love. I am not a big jewelry fan (acid skin doesn’t let me enjoy) so I would love to win Set 1.

    If I could Oden a question……I think I would ask him how to lengthen my knitting time enjoyment.

    Thank you for the opportunity.

  11. Ooo I’m all about trying new to me yarns in colours I don’t generally go for so would be over the moon with set number 1 first of course set number 2 would be awesome as well. 😉
    Ergo, seeing as I can’t make up my mind I would ask Oden if I may borrow his eye to make a wise choice as to which to cast on first from these pretties. 🙂

  12. I don’t know what I’d ask of a god. I’d like Odin to watch over my pup, Zeus, as we had to put him to sleep yesterday and I can only pray that he made it to the Summerlands. He was terrified of thunder (ironic given the name), but he’d have given Fenrir a run for his money when it came to protecting his family. I take solace in the idea that he’s somewhere better, perhaps stealing food from the halls of Valhalla (he’s sneaky enough, trust me).
    I think the first set is really nice (they both are!) and the patterns are gorgeous. xx

  13. I would thoroughly enjoy set #1. As for Oden, I have no idea what I would ask him, I think I’d be to nervous to say anything.

  14. Both sets are nice. I really like the new patterns! I guess that I would prefer set 2. The jewelry set is quite different!

    I would ask Oden to enlighten me regarding magic and shamanism! Perhaps through his knowledge I could figure out how to knit and clean my house too. (LOL, but of course, we all know what is the more important thing to accomplish…..knitting!)

  15. They are both beautiful but I thunk I like #1 best. As for what I would tell Odin to watch over my Grammy who is no longer here. Knowing her and how tough she was, she is somewhere else and I would like for her to have some company.

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