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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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Morning Glory Mittens

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(6) Name: 'Knitting : Morning Glory Mittens
Morning Glory Mittens
Morning Glory Mittens
Morning Glory Mittens

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), creates a fabric that has great warmth, strength, and durability, and elasticity. This technique takes some patience and effort to
master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, moderate speed, and lovely garments. This classic Swedish motif was knitted in both men's and women's garments in the area of Hlsingland.

This pattern assumes you know nothing about Two-end, or Twined, Knitting. All the techniques and explanations are there to guide you in learning this rewarding method of knitting. Photographs, charts, and schematic are included.


13 sts and 13 rnds/2" in Twined St st.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Hand Circumference: Women's Small/7", (Medium/7.75", Large/8.25")


  • Yarn: 1.5 (1.5, 2) ounces in EACH of two colors of worsted weight yarn (250 yds/4 oz). Don't use single ply yarns-they will pull apart! Darker yarn is Main Color (MC), lighter yarn is Contrast Color (CC).
  • Needles: A set of five US 5 (3.75 mm) dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch markers, stitch holder, tapestry needle