Memento Mori Mittens by Odessa Reichel

Memento Mori Mittens

by Odessa Reichel
July 2010
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2 - 2.75 mm
250 - 300 yards (229 - 274 m)
Finished mitten is 9.5 inches tall and 3.75 inches wide
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

Inspired by sugar skulls, these morbid mittens are covered in bold graphic patterns and imagery. The powerful skull on the front is balanced by lots of flowery details. Contrast between the two yarns is key to a mitten that really pops. They are knit long to keep your bones from catching chill.

Knit from the cuff up, these mittens use decorative braids to flank the cuff detail. All over patterning makes this pattern not for the colorwork-shy.

A Latvian Braid tutorial can be found on my blog at:

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