Cady Twisted-Stitch Mittens by Kate Gagnon Osborn

Cady Twisted-Stitch Mittens

Light Fingering ?
38 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in charted hand pattern, worked in rounds
US 000 - 1.5 mm
400 yards (366 m)
About 6¼" (16 cm) hand circumference and 11½" (29 cm) long from cuff to tip of finger. These mittens are designed for a snug fit for a medium-size woman’s hand.
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The two-end knitting technique, known as twined knitting or tvåändsstickning, is created when two strands of the same color are alternated stitch by stitch. Common theory is that twined knitting originated in Sweden, perhaps as far back as 1680, to produce a strong, warm fabric that could withstand hard wear during the long winters. These mittens are worked in a variation of the traditional technique in which the two strands are worked Fair Isle fashion with one yarn always carried on top of the other in the back of the work. Beginning with a lined picot cuff, these mittens are decorated with knit and purl stitches to provide subtle texture to the design.