Christiandatter Mittens by Kristin Drysdale

Christiandatter Mittens

February 2018
Farm Girl Products Blue Face Leicester Dk
DK (11 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork in the round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
Women's small-medium and Women's medium-large
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These quick-knit mittens in the Norwegian Selbu tradition produce a cozy mitten filled with symbolism for things the world could use a little more of right now: Hope, love, kindness, and courage. Includes heart-shaped cinnamon roll recipe.

Christiandatter Mittens are a traditional Norwegian pattern knit in the round with super-soft Blue Faced Leicester with a braid at the cuff and the year the mitten knit along the bottom (the year can be changed to celebrate a birth year, anniversary or any other special occasion). The thumb is constructed with a gusset and the tassel is optional.

2 skeins of Farm Girl Products BFL (220 yards each) will make 2 pairs of mittens.

Tvinnarand SOS
Tvinnarand is basically a Latvian braid with a twisted purl stitch. Watch my Tvinnarand video tutorial on .

The size of the mitten depends on the gauge. For a women’s small the gauge is 29 stitches over 4 inches. For a medium-large the gauge is 27 stitches over 4 inches.

Women’s small/medium: 4.25” (11 cm) wide and 9” (23 cm) long
Women’s med/large: 4.75” (12 cm) wide and 9.75” (25 cm) long

Skills used for Christiansdatter

Long-tail cast on
Joining to knit in the round
Knitting in colorwork
backward loop increase
picking up and knitting stitches
Chart reading
Tassel making
Weaving in ends