Saami Mitten Kit


The Saami people are the indigenous people of Scandinavia, living across the northern reaches of Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia.  These mittens are inspired by a mitten I saw at the National Museum of Finland in Helsinki.

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This kit contain 4 skeins of Finullgarn, enough to make a pair for one of the three sizes (Medium Child, Medium Adult, Large Adult).  Finullgarn is made in Norway under the company name of Rauma, and is a fingering weight yarn.  It is strong, long-lasting, and will not pill. The colors included are red, dark green, gold, and white. The gauge for the mittens is 32 sts/36 rnds/ 4 inch (10 cm).  To be warm, mittens must be knitted firmly!

The featured techniques in this project are the Braided Cast-on, Afterthought (Peasant Thumb), Working with three yarns in a rnd, and the Braided Cord.  The color pattern is five pages long and includes technique boxes, photographs of opening the thumb hole to create the thumb, charts, a glossary, a schematic, and a suggested album and books for further reading about the Saami culture.

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 9 × 8 × 3 in