Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Some of the beautiful knitting methods of Latvia will be studied in this class.  Knit one of a pair of fingerless mitts to learn the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves: a scalloped cuff, the herringbone braid, and many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid. A choice of two- or three-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the glove as well as the gussetless thumb and a picot edge at the end.  Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or holding a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.


6 hours


Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)

Supply List

  • 2 oz. each of 5 colors of DK yarn. (Choose a solid-colored, smooth textured, crisp yarn for best results)
  • One set of  3.5 mm double pointed needles.  If you are proficient in the magic loop or working with two circs, bring the appropriate needles.
  • Tapestry needle and st markers, sticky notes or magnetic board to aid in reading the text or chart.  
  • If you have a large hand, bring 5 colors of worsted weight yarn and size 4.0 mm dpn.



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