Latvia is a part of Eastern Europe that borders the Baltic Sea.
Mittens played an important role in the marriage rites of traditional Latvian households.
These mittens are knitted in worsted weight for ease of construction, and include the classic details of traditional Latvian Mittens such as a scalloped cuff, the Latvian Braid and half-braids, and fringe. The motif can be knitted in two or three colors within one round.
The featured techniques explained in this pattern are: Scalloped Cuff
The Herringbone Braid
The Afterthought Thumb
Traditional Tip Shaping
Working with Three Yarns
There are charts and photos to guide you through knitting these fun mittens! Enjoy!
24 stitches and 24 rounds/4 inches (10 cm)
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.