Summary Cuff-up, five double-pointed needles, stranded colorwork, yarnover lateral braid.
Additional Yarn Information 1 skein #3001 natural and #3020 lamb’s brown, plus small amount of contrast waste yarn.
Charts Included Mitten and thumb patterns. (No row-by-row written instructions.)
From Nancy Bush's Pattern Introduction These mittens are named for Kalev... [who] is one of the Estonians I have the opportunity to meet with on a regular basis. He has helped me translate difficult technical texts and has learned more about knitting than I'm sure he ever wanted.
The pattern used here is the very traditional </em>oaōiekiri or bean blossom pattern from Rapla. The cuff begins with a Continental cast-on and is followed by a k2, p2 corrugated ribbing and a yarnover lateral braid. The top of the mitten ends with a one-wick decrease, as does the thumb, which is worked in a single broken-stripe pattern.
Did you know? Rapla is a city is central Estonia.