Latvian Fingerless Mitts by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Latvian Fingerless Mitts

Sport (12 wpi) ?
27 stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches
in two-color stockinette stitch
US 4 - 3.5 mm
Medium Women's
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The knitter who completes these mitts will have explored the following techniques which can be applied to mitten cuffs, sock tops or sleeves:

  • a scalloped cuff
  • the herringbone braid
  • many subtle and beautiful variations of the half-braid
  • picot edge

A choice of two- or three-color traditional motifs is incorporated in the main part of the glove as well as the gussetless thumb. Additional techniques to be discussed include knitting with two yarns in the right hand, two yarns in the left hand, or a yarn in each hand, as well as knitting with three colors and setting up the knitting for color changes in the braids.

Pattern in Knitting Traditions Winter 2011 is titled:
“A Kaleidoscope of Color: Latvian Fingerless Mitts”

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