Ranelva by Alasdair Post-Quinn


Fingering (14 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in double-stockinette
US 2 - 2.75 mm
280 - 350 yards (256 - 320 m)
Medium and Large
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This pattern can be found in my 2016 book Double or Nothing: Reversible Knitting for the Adventurous.

I do like to add my own style to things, so I’ve done these mittens a little differently from your average pair (and I don’t just mean the double-knitting). You may notice that the fingertips are not centered -- they instead center roughly on the middle finger, which is usually longest. In addition, they use the Eastern Thumb, which I feel is sorely in need of more exposure in mitten patterns. There’s also a really neat trick used to seam the fingertip, thumb tip and gusset.

Each medium-sized mitten takes approximately 20 g of each yarn or 40 g total, so 1 pair is 80 g. A large mitten is less than 20% larger so it should be possible to get 2 large mittens out of 100 g of yarn. However, better safe than sorry: buy 2 balls of each just in case.