These quick-knit mittens in the Norwegian Selbu tradition produce a cozy mitten filled with symbolism for things the world could use a little more of right now: Hope, love, kindness, and courage. Includes heart-shaped cinnamon roll recipe.
Christiandatter Mittens are a traditional Norwegian pattern knit in the round with super-soft Blue Faced Leicester with a braid at the cuff and a year knit along the bottom (the year may represent the year the mittens were made, a birth year, anniversary or any other special occasion). The thumb is constructed with a gusset and the tassel is optional.
2 skeins of Farm Girl Products BFL (220 yards each) will make 2 pairs of mittens.
Tvinnarand SOS: Tvinnarand is basically a Latvian braid with a twisted purl stitch. Watch my Tvinnarand video tutorial on Scandiwork.com.
Sizes The size of the mitten depends on the gauge. For a women’s small the gauge is 29 stitches over 4 inches. For a medium-large the gauge is 27 stitches over 4 inches. Finished Measurements Women’s small/medium: 4.25” (11 cm) wide and 9” (23 cm) long Women’s med/large: 4.75” (12 cm) wide and 9.75” (25 cm) long Yarn Farm Girl Products Blue Face Leicester DK 90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m) Needles US 3 (3.25 mm), US 4 (3.5 mm) Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 29 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches in colorwork in the round Skills Used Long-tail cast on Tvinnarand Joining to knit in the round Knitting in colorwork ssk k2tog Backward loop increase Picking up and knitting stitches Chart reading Tassel making Weaving in ends