Together Forever Wedding Mittens by Mari Holm Ingelsrud

Together Forever Wedding Mittens

Knitting
October 2012
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
35 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in Stranded on 2.5 mm needles
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
270 - 550 yards (247 - 503 m)
His and Hers
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I designed these mittens for my own wedding. They are based on traditional Norwegian pattern pieces. The pattern pieces I found in Annemor Sundbø’s wonderful book “Usynlege trådar i Strikkekunsten” (“Invisible threads in the art of knitting”) from 2005.

Our wedding date is knit into one of the mittens of each pair. There is a text knit into the other of the mittens, saying “sammen” (“together”) on my mitten and “for alltid” (“forever”) on my groom’s. When we hold hands the mittens will read “Together forever”. The letters O and M are the initials of the Groom and Bride. There is also a bird in the hand for each of us :)

The bride’s mittens:
The cuffs are knit in lace like described by Wenche Roald in her Dala Selbu Hybrid (Dala-Selbuvotter) mittens. I cast on 56 sts for the cuff, and on the last round before starting the pattern I picked up 6 sts evenly distributed, making a total of 62 sts. The whole mitten is knit with 2.25 mm needles.
The mittens measure 10 cm across the palm.
I used 30 grams of black and 40 grams of white yarn for the brides mittens.

The groom’s mittens:
The cuffs for the groom’s mittens are knit in k2, p2 rib on 2.25 mm needles with the same colour stripes as the bride’s. I co 60 sts. On the next round I changed to 2.5 mm needles and knit while picking up 8 sts evenly distributed, making a total of 68 sts. Then I knit 4 more rows before starting the chart.
The mittens measure 11.5 cm across the palm.
I used 35 grams of black yarn and 50 grams of white yarn for the groom’s mittens.