Baltic Mittens + Beret by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Baltic Mittens + Beret

Light Fingering ?
31 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
in charted pattern on larger needles, worked in rounds.
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
1000 yards (914 m)
Mittens: About 8½" (21.5 cm) outer mitten circumference and 11" (28 cm) long. to fit 7½" (19 cm) palm circumference. Beret: About 16" (40.5 cm) unstretched brim circumference, 21" (53.5 cm) stretched brim circumference, 24¾" (63 cm) widest circumference,
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Color-stranded knitwear designs produced by the Swedish Bohus Knitting Workshop were famous in the late 1930s to the 1960s for their attention to detail, innovative design and color, and exacting standards of craftsmanship. traditionally worked in a fine-weight blend of angora and merino that cre-ated a gorgeous halo, the color-stranded patterns were punc-tuated with purl stitches and sometimes a third—or fourth or fifth—color per row. While different from authentic Bohus knit-ting in fiber content and gauge, this mitten-and-beret set takes inspiration from that beautiful work by combining four tones of fingering-weight yarn in a geometric pattern accented by purl stitches and a third color every few rounds for optimal effect. the mittens have a stockinette-stitch lining that provides an additional layer of warmth and softness.