These beautiful two color mittens are reminiscent of a pair I saw in a museum in the style of the popular Selbu mittens of the 1800s. The front of each mitten is an intricate diamond shaped motif, while the palm is worked in a simple 4-stitch repeat. The thumb and thumb gusset are worked in a separate motif, as are the cuffs.
Techniques to be learned in this pattern are: The Double Cast-On
Knitting With Two Yarns In The Left Hand
Charts, photographs, techniques boxes and schematic are included.
7 sts/ 8 rounds/inch in two-color Stockinette stitch
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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 offers her knitting books, DVDs, schedule of workshops in North America and Europe, blog and eNewsletter sign up.