In Sweden, as long ago as the 17th century, a form of knitting was practiced called Tvåändsstickning, or two end knitting. Using a strand from each end of a center-pull ball of yarn, the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex! Pattern motifs have evolved which are quite beautiful, resembling floats of yarn across the surface. This technique takes some patience and effort to master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, speed, and lovely garments. This pattern provides two different mitten patterns, including two thumb gussets, two motifs, and two tip shaping methods: The Braid Decrease and the Sectioned Decrease.
Featured Techniques: How to Twine Knit, A 2-Color Twined Knit Cast-on, The “O” Stitch, The Chain, Twined Increasing for Thumbs
Sizes: Child (Small), Woman (Medium), Man (Large)
Gauge: 6 sts/inch, 6 rounds/inch in twined St st.
- Yarn: 1 (2, 2) 100g skein (180 yards/skein) Aran yarn (MC), or any worsted weight yarn. Also, a few yards of some similar weight yarn in a contrasting color (CC) for the cast-on edge.
- Needles: A set of five US 6 (4mm) dp needles, or size needed to obtain gauge
- Notions: Stitch markers, tapestry needle