Edelweiss by Abbey Morris


December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
250 yards (229 m)
Long and short
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The song “Edelweiss” embodies several of the most moving scenes in The Sound of Music. In Captain von Trapp’s poignant vocals, we hear his aching love for Austria and, at the end of the movie, his deep sadness at having to leave his beloved country. Edelweiss mitts are a lovely textured interpretation of the flower and song, with a simple-to-work circular floret pattern that circles the entire mitt.

Skill level: Advanced beginner and up

Skills needed:

  • Knitting in the round
  • Increases and decreases
  • Putting stitches on waste yarn
  • Picking up stitches

Finished size: The pattern includes two sizes of mitts: short (wristers) and long. Mitts fit palm circumference of 7.5 to 8 inches (19 to 20.5 cm) with zero ease. Long mitts are 11 inches (28 cm) from top of mitt to bottom of cuff, and short mitts are 8 inches (20 cm).

This pattern has been tech-edited by Stitch Definition and test knit.