Fingerless Mitts are wonderful to wear! Your hands are warm but you still have the dexterity needed to accomplish tasks. These warm and cozy fingerless mitts are a great way to introduce yourself to the fascinating Swedish technique Tvåändsstickning, or Two-End knitting, aka Twined knitting. You will learn a Twined knitting cast-on, the basics (knit and purl), and different classic motifs. In addition, you’ll learn to read a Twined knitting chart, work the crooked thumb gusset by increasing in Twined knitting, and finish off with the Herringbone Braid at the top!
Besides the Main Color, a few yards of a contrasting yarn are also required for the cast-on and the Herringbone Braid at the top, as well as the edge of the thumb.
The pattern assumes the knitter has never worked the technique of Twined Knitting before. Explicit directions are given, including photos and Theory Boxes, garment directions, pattern charts, and a list of abbreviations and a Reading List.
Managing the yarns; Twined knitting, purling, and the Deep Knit; The Crook Stitch; The “O” Stitch; Chain Path; Increasing for the Crooked Thumb Gusset; The Herringbone Braid.
Small-medium child (Medium- medium adult, Large-large adult)
Wrist Circumference: 6.5 (7.5, 8.75) inches/ 16.5 (19, 22.25) cm
Total Length: 6.25 (7, 9) inches/ 15.75 (17.75, 22.75) cm
22 sts and 24 rounds/ 4 inches
Yarn: Worsted weight wool (246 yards/100 gram skein) 1 (1,1) skeins of Main Color yarn and 1/2 oz. of Contrasting Color yarn.
Needles: U.S. size 6 (4.0 mm) dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge