Folk Star Mittens by Lucinda Guy

Folk Star Mittens

December 2011
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Measured over unwashed pattern
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
131 yards (120 m)
To fit a medium to large size woman's hand
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This pattern is available from for £3.75.

Inspired by traditional Finnish knitting motifs and Nordic, winter pink sunsets, these lovely, warm, women’s mittens, are knitted in the round following a simple chart. They have a ribbed cuff and ‘peasant’ thumb.

They are knitted in a light Double Knitting (Fine, Sport Weight) pure wool yarn which knits up to a tension of 24sts and 32 rows per 10cm (4in). Available in one size, to fit a medium to large sized woman’s hand, they are 22cm (8½”) in circumference and 23cm (9″) in length. This particular pair is knitted in Riihivilla’s Aarni (100% wool; 120m (131 yd)/100g) pure Finn sheep yarn and requires 2 x 100gms, and a small amount of a third colour, to complete. This is a lovely yarn which is available in a range of delicate, otherworldly natural, plant and mushroom dyed shades which speak to you of far away snowy forests, delicate mosses, berries and trolls…