Spring 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 or a lovely variation (the Split Herringbone Braid), a choice of two-, three-, or four-color traditional motifs,  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 a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three or four colors and yarn dominance.

Length: 6 hours

Level: Intermediate (must be proficient with dp needles)

Supply List

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

Homework: None.