Freja, the Nordic goddess of love and fertility, is the inspiration for these mittens. The design started with the pattern of small hearts in the palm, and I knew I wanted to combine it with more hearty shapes. The result is these mittens.
A ribbed cuff and the traditional Norwegian construction with a thumb gusset give the mittens a comfortable fit. They will look good in many color combinations and will shine like little jewels on your hands during cold winter days.
Freja was originally published in Knitty, and can still be found there. It is also now available as a free Ravelry download in English and Swedish.