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This circularly knitted project is the result of my classes in Latvian mitten techniques. The methods used in the cuff can be applied to sleeve cuffs and sock tops as well! In the main part of the hand, you can practice working with two, three, or four colors in a round, if you like. You will learn a two-color cast-on, a two-color half braid, a solid color half braid, how to scallop the edge, and the Herringbone Braid (also known as the Latvian Braid). The open hand is finished off with a picot hem, which is seen in some Latvian mitten cuffs. The thumb hole is created using the classic "Afterthought" method used in Latvian mittens. Charts are included. Enjoy!
Women's Medium: 27 sts and 27 rounds = 4"/10 cm in two-color St st with sport-weight yarn
Women's Large: 24 sts and 24 rounds = 4"/10 cm in two-color St st with worsted-weight yarn
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 offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.