Noall'te Mittens by Sarah Sipe

Noall'te Mittens

November 2013
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 20 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette
US 8 - 5.0 mm
180 - 200 yards (165 - 183 m)
Small: 8 inch [20cm] circumference at upper palm. Large: 10.5 inch [27cm] cirumference at upper palm.
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These mittens (or fingerless mitts) are designed to accompany a hat based on a whorl1 made by the Sami people of the Artic Scandinavian region. Noall’te is the Sami word for spindle whorl. The mitts use a traditional Scandinavian shape. The example is knit in natural, undyed shades, perfectly reminiscent of this stone whorl made by the Sami.

• 100 yards of two different colors of Classic Elite MountainTop Vista (50% wool, 50% alpaca) or other worsted yarn (color A and color B).
• US size 8 5mm needles for knitting in the round. • Tapestry needle.
• Smooth waste yarn or stitch holders.

Knit in the round, decreases, stranded colorwork from chart, kitchener stitch.

Thanks to technical editor Steph Boardman, photographer Kathryn Walbert, and my wonderful test knitters!