Starri

Knitting
November 2014
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
150 - 170 yards (137 - 155 m)
Size M with 3 mm/US 2,5 needle and size S 2,5 mm/ US 1,5 needle
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The Ravelry pattern includes 3 PDF’s: English, Icelandic and French

Starri, Grýla Collection
Traditional mittens & Colors of Iceland

Many different types of mittens can be found in Iceland. Some were clearly inspired by the well-known Selbu mittens and knitted with fine handspun Icelandic wool. My Starri mittens are a modern interpretation of this type of mittens. Instead of the more usual geometrical or stylised motifs, they are decorated with a lively starling bird eating berries in a rowan tree, a typical sight in the gardens of Reykjavík city during the autumn. The Starri mittens are knitted in the round in stranded knitting, with a lovely lace cuff. The oblong tip, shaped with symmetrical decreases, makes for a snug fit around the fingers, a common feature in Icelandic mittens as opposed to the Norwegian mittens. The red berries and a few details in the bird are embroidered afterwards.

You can achieve more sizes by changing needle size (2,25 to 3,25 mm / US 1 to 3 are suitable sizes). According gauge is correct, you will achieve size M with 3 mm/ US 2,5 needle and size S with 2,5 mm/ US 1,5

The pattern includes step by step pictorial tutorials for special techniques and for embroidery.

Pattern & Kit on icelandicknitter.com
Patron & Kit sur tricoteuse-islande.fr
Uppskrift & Garn prjonakerling.com