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Hervor's Undermittens

Knitting
July 2014
DK / 8 ply (11 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 28 rows = 4 inches in colorwork patt
US 4 - 3.5 mm
382 yards (349 m)
5¼ (7, 8½ )" hand circumference and 10 (15, 16½ )" long (length is adjustable). Mittens shown measure 7".

In Norse mythology, Hervor is the daughter of Angantyr, one of twelve sons of the “berserker” Arngrim, who is famous for his magical sword Tyrfing. Angantyr died before Hervor was born, and she grew up a slave. Upon discovering her heritage, however, she dressed as a man, eventually claiming Tyrfing for her own and fighting battles with the mighty weapon. She finally tired of the warring life, married, and bore children. These heroic mittens are graced with a scalloped edge and feature four types of colorwork: two striping patterns, slipped stitches, corrugated rib cables, and a chevron design on the palm.

NOTES

  • The cuff edging is worked back and forth, then the remainder of the mitten is worked in the round.
  • Carry unused yarn in each round up the seam by twisting it over the one being used.
  • Do not carry an unused color for more than three stitches; twist the colors frequently on the wrong side to prevent long floats.
  • Length may be adjusted by changing the number of pattern repeats at the wrist and at the hand section.

Errata: On page 65, the last symbol is described incorrectly. Text inside the brackets should read k1 with MC, p1 with CC, k1 with MC.