Päivätär Bonnet and Mittens
Päivätär is the sun goddess in the Finnish epic poem The Kalevala.
Not only was Päivätär a goddess—she was the goddess of spinning, and her sister, goddess of the moon, was in charge of weaving. The patterns in this baby set have been used in both Finnish knitting and weaving.
The charts show the three main motifs: a girl, a boy, and a snowflake. These can be interchanged easily (the girl and boy are
both 10-stitch motifs; the snowflake is 13 stitches, making it easy to center over a central stitch). The Small sample shows the girl motif, the Medium sample shows the boy motif, and the Large sample shows the snowflake. You will need to made adjustments to the placement of the colored speckles surrounding the snowflake motif
if using it in a Small or Medium.
If you wish to add a decorative ribbon to help keep the mitts on busy little hands, insert an eyelet round of yo, k2tog in charted Rnd 2. Thread thin ribbon or yarn through the eyelets and tie.
Also included is an alternate 13-round chart for another traditional cuff pattern if you want a longer mitt. It would replace the 8-round 2-color cuff.