Norwegian fingerless mitts: tradition with a twist. Knit in the round on dpns or flexiflips. They feature a traditional Norwegian gusset, a colorwork heart motif on the back of the hand, and geometric flowers on the palm. There’s a sweet flower on each thumb. This pattern has hearts (symbolizing love and courage) and the hearts are surrounded by the sign for infinity. The cuff is covered with snowflakes and the palm is covered with a geometric flower pattern.
2 pairs of mitts can be made from 2 skeins of Tukuwool Fingering. You can make a pair for yourself and a pair for a friend. When I gift these mitts, I don’t wrap them. Instead, I tie a lovely ribbon around them, and gift them right away or place them under the tree at Christmas. I often give mitts the moment I finish them though. I figure if it’s cold outside, then the mitts should be put to use right away.
Sizes Women’s: One size fits most Yarn Tuku Wool Fingering (50 grams - 195 meters) Background Color: 1 skein Blue H27 Tyyni Contrasting Color 1 skein White 01 Sake Needles Double-pointed needles (or FlexifFiips) US 0 (2.0 mm) or size of needles needed to obtain gauge Notions Darning needle Gauge and Swatch 32 stitches and 41 rows = 10 cm or 4 inches Skills Used Long-tail cast on Small circumference work with dpns or flexiflips (magic loop works too, but watch your gauge since magic loop tends to make your gauge larger) Knit Purl Knit in stranded colorwork Catching floats Gusset increases (backward loop) Picking up and knitting stitches for thumb Binding off with decreases