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This Twined Knitting pattern includes two different mitten styles, including: two types of thumb gussets, two different motifs, and two tip shaping methods: The Braid Decrease and the Sectioned Decrease.
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, the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex! Pattern motifs have evolved which are quite beautiful,
resembling floats of yarn across the surface. This technique takes some patience and effort to master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, speed, and lovely garments.
A Twined Knitting Technique Primer: Casting On, Knitting, Purling, Increasing,The "O" Stitch, The Chain Path
Charts, photographs, and schematic are included.
6 sts/inch, 6 rounds/inch in twined St st.
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.