Graph 19 - District of Vidzeme - Latvian Mittens
Latvian mittens were knit originally on needles varying in size from 0-0000 (2-1.25 mm, 13-16 English). The yarn was usually a fine 2-ply homespun similar to an 8/2 weaving yarn or as fine as a “fingering yarn”. The pattern asks that you find your own gauge with your own needles and yarn and then adjust the graph based on a sizing chart at the back of the book.
The model was knit primarily with a dark blue background and light blue and white patterning. The cuff also includes green and purple with a dark blue fringe.
Reprinted in Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008 in Meg Swansen’s column “Weddings and Knitting Tie a Knot” (pages 30-32, 34) with sizes Adult Small through X-Large.
Materials listed in Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008:
- Satakieli, Vuorelma (100% wool, 2-ply, 100g/330m)
- 1 skein navy 696 (A), ½ skein each white 001 (B), light blue 631 (C), violet 534 (D), turquoise 770 (E), bright green 873 (F)
- 1 set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpns), size 0.2mm
Gauge listed in Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008: 19 sts/20 rnds per 2 inches over colorwork pattern
Size listed in Vogue Knitting, Spring/Summer 2008: Adult Small (Medium, Large, X-Large) for 7 (8, 9, 10)” palm circumference. To fit between these sizes, decrease needle size to 00/1.75mm
Knitalong Schoolhouse Press and Lizbeth Upitis hosted a knitalong for this mitten during Spring 2008.