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 Knitted Fringe 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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Knit in two or more colors per round GAUGE 24 stitches and 24 rounds/4 inches (10 cm) SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Adult medium PREFERRED BRAND/YARN WEBS Northampton COLORWAY Purple, Gold, Red, & Green, or your choice!