Albanian Forest Mitts by Anne Podlesak

Albanian Forest Mitts

July 2013
DK (11 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in K2, P2 ribbing
US 4 - 3.5 mm
175 - 275 yards (160 - 251 m)
S (8"), M (9"), and L (10") arm circumference
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When Helena Ravenclaw fled to Albania with her mother’s stolen diadem, she may have been wearing these mitts—they would have kept her hands warm, but still allowed her to grip the diadem and her wand.

Simple, but very fun to knit, these mitts have fully-fashioned decreases to shape the mitts over the back of the hands, and sparkling corset-style lace-up ties. While size is not critical for these mitts, choose a size that most closely matches your arm circumference around the forearm. The length may be customized as you knit by adding or subtracting rows before the hand decreases.

The smallest size uses one skein of Debbie Bliss Rialto DK, while the other two sizes use slightly more than one skein. Less than one skein of the Debbie Bliss Party Angel is needed for the trim and lacing.