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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! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Read a chart Work circularly on double-pointed needles (or Magic Loop or two circulars) GAUGE 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 SUGGESTED YARN 220 yards of Worsted weight PREFERRED BRAND/YARN Black Water Abbey Worsted Weight COLORWAY Haw/ Autumn

Supplies Needed

  • 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.
  • Stitch holders or waste yarn, tapestry needle

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Knitting Traditions
Knitting Traditions
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 signup: