I have designed these mittens based on elements I have observed from different Saami mittens I have seen in museums. These mittens begin with a traditional three-color braided cast-on and are worked in bands of patterning made of 2 and 3 colors within a round. The thumb is without a gusset and the tip is made pointed in the classic way. The pattern includes how-to photos for the cast-on and for opening the thumb hole as well as charts. You can also check my Tutorials on this website for a video of the Braided Cast-On.
Featured Techniques: Braided Cast-On, Afterthought (Peasant) Thumb, Working with Three Yarns, Finger Braided Cord
Sizes: Medium Child (Medium Adult, Large Adult
Circumference/Length: 6″/9″ (7.5″/11″, 9″/12″)
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• Yarn: Rauma Finullgarn (50 g/ 175 m): 1 skein each of Red, Green or Blue, White, and Gold.
• Needles: 1 set double-pointed needles US size 1 (2.25 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge. Optional: 1 set dpns US size 2 (2.75 mm) for sections using 3 colors.
• Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn