Fishbone Mittens by Marit Trudvang

Fishbone Mittens

May 2014
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
17 stitches and 17 rows = 2 inches
in stranded stockinette
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
246 - 328 yards (225 - 300 m)
Women's small / medium
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These mittens have the same shape as the traditional Norwegian Selbu mittens. The size of the mittens is adjustable by knitting them in a smaller or bigger gauge.

I came up with the pattern in a bit of a dark mood after reading about trash and micro/nano plastics that had made their way into the oceans, decomposing very slowly, littering coastlines, and harming marine creatures that mistake the trash for food.
Maybe these mittens will help me and others remember to reduce our plastic consumption. In winter, at least…

Enjoy the pattern and recycle, and please donate something to the Ocean Cleanup Project.