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ilma

Knitting
January 2014
Fingering / 4 ply (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches in stocking stitch & stranded pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
252 - 273 yards (230 - 250 m)
Medium/Large
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Originally designed for Villavyyhti’s Great Finnish Yarn Club Autumn 2013

Ilma is knitted top-down from an easy-peasy winding cast on in the softest, squishiest yarn, Ilmarinen from Knitlob’s Lair.

Stripes in a few directions serve the general good.

A travelling cable creates a nice detail on the back of the hand – with more stripes. For more general good.

A thumb gusset makes for a nice fit, and the generous double cuff keeps your wrists snug and warm.

The quirk: you wind on stitches also for the gusset. Not to worry. It’s easy. And there’s a photo tutorial for guidance.

The pattern is written with Magic Loop in mind, but the mitten can be worked equally well on dpns or 2 circulars (you’ll still need circulars for the cast ons).

Techniques linked to in the pattern:

Oh, and Ilma has a relative, the Ilma hat.

Yarn quantities: Two skeins – one of each colour – is plenty for the set (hat & mittens). I think there’s even enough leftover for a headband. Possibly.