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Ranka is pair of traditional colorwork mittens worked with a thumb gusset for a great fit. The twisting plants ofthe forest were the inspiration for the motif of the back ofthe hand. This inspiration has also given these mittens their name - Ranka is the Swedish word for bine. The swirly motif of Ranka will look equally good in high contrasting colors as in two shades ofthe same color. The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters and adventurous beginners. Specific required skills are listed above. Colorwork pattern is charted only. The pattern has been professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me. BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Cast on Knit and purl Knitting small circumferences in the round Stranded colorwork Increase and decrease Picking up stitches along an edge (thumb) GAUGE 34 sts/38 rows = 4"/10 cm in stranded color pattern, after blocking. To ensure accurate sizing and save time and frustration, check your gauge. SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Woman's medium Hand circumference: 8"/20 cm Length: 10"/25 cm PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Rauma Gammelserie [100% wool; 175 yd/160 m per 50 g skein] or Rauma Finullgarn [100% wool; 191 yd/175 m per 50 g skein]

Recommended with this pattern

  • Approximately 150 yd/135 m in main color and 110 yd/100 m in contrasting color of fingering weight yarn
  • Waste yarn for holding stitches
  • Tapestry needle

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