Ukrainian Inspired Mittens by Daniel MacBride
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Ukrainian Inspired Mittens

Knitting
May 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
10 stitches = 1 inch
in stranded, in the round
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
164 - 273 yards (150 - 250 m)
8 inch circumference (outer shell)
This pattern is available for $5.00 USD buy it now

I have always liked Norwegian Selbu mittens, but wanted to design something that was culturally closer to home and more personal to me. So here is the first in a series of 8 mitten designs inspired by my Ukrainian grandmother and her beautiful traditional Ukrainian cross stitch patterns (the others will be up for sale as soon as I finish all the editing required!)

These mittens are definitely not for beginners (unless you’re a masochist like me LOL!) - constructed in one piece, lined, with stranded colourwork and an additional thumb option. Full chart provided and basic mitten instructions.

You will need 1 skein each of 3 different colours (red, black and white) plus possibly a bit extra of the lining colour to make these mittens.