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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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from Knitting Traditions
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Toasty

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Read a chart
  • Work circularly on double-pointed needles (or Magic Loop or two circulars)

Pattern Description:

These Twined Knitted (or Two-End) Gloves are made with the Swedish technique Tvandsstickning, which developed in Sweden around the 17th century in the Dalarna region. By utilizing a yarn from each end of the ball and using the yarns to work alternate stitches, a thick, warm fabric with embossed motifs can be made. This pattern assumes you know nothing about the technique and has numerous technique boxes explaining all you need to know. There are even directions for a decorative cast-on! In addition, full charts are included for the left and right hands. The finger shaping is explained in the text. This is a wonderful technique that yields a warm, thick, and cozy fabric. Charts, photographs, and technique boxes are included. Enjoy!


12 stitches/ 2 inch (5 cm) in twined St st,
before blocking

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Woman's Medium Finished hand circumference: 7.75" (19.7 cm) Finished length: 10" (25.4 cm) from CO to tip of middle finger, after blocking


  • Yarn: Black Water Abbey 100% Z-plied wool yarn, worsted weight yarn, 220 yards (201 m)/100g (3.5 oz.) skein, 1 skein of the color Haw (MC); 10 yards (9 m) of the color Autumn (CC). You can also use conventional S-plied worsted weight yarns such as Cascade 220.
  • Needles, set of 4 mm (US Size 6) double pointed needles or size needed to obtain gauge.

You Will Also Need:

  • Stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

Suggested yarn:

220 yards of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Black Water Abbey Worsted Weight


Haw/ Autumn