Nagu Trad by Elina Urmas

Nagu Trad

February 2015
DK (11 wpi) ?
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
One size
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This pattern is available for free.

Pattern is available in Finnish and in English.

Nagu Trad is traditional colourwork mitten pattern from Western Finland. The original pair of mittens are knitted by my mother-in-law’s father’s mother Ida Söderholm (1890‐1971).

I wrote the pattern and made some modifications. I corrected the oddities which I found disturbing and a little bit clumsy, re‐designed the thumb and left my own mismatching stitch there. Nevertheless the amount of stitches in the original mitten is almost the same as in the pattern I wrote.

Nagu Trad​ is a mitten pattern which can be traditional or modern depending on the colours you choose. In the pattern is only one size but you can knit the pattern with different kinds of yarns depending on which size you want the mittens to be.

Woman’s size Small:
Measurements of mitten: ​Hand circumference above thumb: 17 cm , Length of the hand (without a cuff): 18,5 cm, Yarn: ​Gjestal Maija or other similar yarn (130 m/50 g), Yarn required: ​ Main colour (MC) 50 g, Contrast colour (CC) 50 g, Needles: ​Double-pointed needles 2,75 mm, one stitch marker, Gauge:​ 10 cm = 30 sts, 30 rows

Woman’s size Large:
Measurements of mitten:​ Hand circumference above thumb: 20 cm , Length of the hand (without a cuff): 21 cm, Yarn: ​Gjestal Janne or other similar yarn (100 m/50 g), Yarn required: ​ Main colour (MC) 100 g, Contrast colour (CC) 50 g, Needles:​ Double-pointed needles 3mm, one stitch marker, Gauge:​ 10cm = 24 sts, 28 rows