These rosemaling-inspired mittens were launched just in time for The Wooly Thistle Mitten KAL 2019. Larsdatter mittens have a date on one mitten and initials on the other. You can customize your mittens with an anniversary date, a birth date, or just the year the mittens were made. The other mitten may have the initials of a couple, or a word, or a year that matches the other mitten.
Larsdatter Mittens have traditional Scandivavian construction with a gusset for the thumb and a Latvian braid.
If you love this pattern, these mittens are a variation of the motif used in my Larsdatter Yoke Sweater.
The gauge dictates the size of these mittens. Knit with lovely Blue Faced Leicester, these mittens are a super soft and a quick knit. I hope you enjoy making these for yourself or a loved one.
Sizes 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 Blue Faced Leisceter by Ovis Et Cetera or Lone Wolf Fibers Main color: Gold 50 g (or 90 yards of equivalent DK-weight yarn) Contrasting Color: White 50 g ((or 85 yards of equivalent DK-weight yarn) Needles Double-pointed needles 3.25mm or 3.5mm (or another size double-point needles to obtain the correct gauge) Gauge and Swatch Gauge for women’s small/medium: 29 stitches/29 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Gauge for women’s medium/large: 27-stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm Skills Used Long-tail cast on Knitting in the round with a small circumference (dpns, flexiFlips or magic loop) Stranded color work Chart reading Tvinnerand see video tutorial on Scandiwork.com Backward loop increase for gusset Picking up stitches and knitting stitches ssk k2tog