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Dalarna Snowflake Mitts

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Dalarna Snowflake Mitts
Dalarna Snowflake Mitts
Dalarna Snowflake Mitts

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Work in the round on double-pointed needles

Pattern Description:

In Sweden, as long ago as the 17th century a form of knitting was practiced called Tvaandsstickning, or two-end knitting. Using a strand from each end of a center pull ball of yarn (wound of either one or two colors of yarn), the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex! This technique takes some patience and effort to master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, moderate speed, and lovely garments. Motifs of the Dalarna jackets (19th to 20th century) with twined knitted sleeves serve as my inspiration for the "snowflakes" in these mitts. Charts and schematic are included.

Gauge:

11 sts and 12 rnds/ 2" in twined St st.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Sizes/Finished Hand Circumference: Small/6.5" (Medium/8", Large/8.75")

Materials:

  • Yarn: 1 100g skein (220 yards) in each of two colors of Aran yarn or heavy worsted weight yarn. Don't use single ply yarns-they will pull apart!
  • Needles: A set of five US 5 (3.75 mm) dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Notions: Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Water Abbey Worsted Weight Yarn

Colorway:

Green and White
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About the designer

Beth Brown-Reinsel is an author and internationally known teacher of the historic knitting techniques of 19th century Northern Europe. Her love of these traditions comes through on her website which ...

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