Anu's Mittens by Nancy Bush
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Anu's Mittens

January 1999
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in Hand colorwork pattern
361 yards (330 m)
To fit a woman's hand; about 8" (20.5 cm) around and 8" (20.5 cm) long, excluding cuff.

Summary: Cuff-up, stranded colorwork, five double-pointed needles.

Additional Yarn Information: #462 red, #003 natural, 1 skein each; #890 green, partial skein. Small amount contrasting waste yarn.

Charts Included: Hand and cuff colorwork patterns.

From Nancy Bush’s Pattern Introduction:
These ladies’ mittens were inspired by gloves from the village of Paistu, in Viljandimaa. They are named for Anu Raud, an honored Estonian crafts woman, weaver of exquisite tapestries, and collection of the folk art of her people.

A Continental cast-on begins the cuff, which is shaped with decreases and increases. A six-stitch pattern repeat follows for the hand and thumb. Both finish with a one-wick decrease.