Elska by Malia Mae


October 2012
yarn held together
DK (11 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded Stockinette
US 4 - 3.5 mm
400 - 800 yards (366 - 732 m)
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Elska is the Icelandic word for love. I designed this pattern during an inspiring summer trip to Iceland. The brightly colored yarns seen here are hand dyed mostly with local Icelandic flora by Hespa Dye Studio. In short, they are the knitting equivalent of a love letter to Iceland.

The pattern includes a recipe for making an optional soft and warm alpaca lining, making these mittens really sensible during cold winters.

To make this pattern you will need the following yarns:
Outer Mitten: Lopi Einband or Jurtalitad Einband by Hespa Dye Studio:
40 grams - Color A - Madder Root (Red)
10 grams - Color B - Indigo (Blue)
10 grams - Color C - Rhubarb Root (Yellow)
15 grams - Color D - Lichen (Olive)
10 grams - Color E - Lupin - (Neon Green)
Lining: Artesano Silk Embrace - 50g

24 sts per 4”
26 rows per 4”
in Stranded stockinette
20 sts per 4” in Stockinette
Yarn is held double

4” wide measured flat
12.24” long tip to cuff
4.75” from tip of mitten to thumb
Sizing for longer hands is addressed in the thumb and tip of glove