Hafgufa Mittens by Heather Desserud

Hafgufa Mittens

Knitting
December 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
11 stitches and 11 rows = 1 inch
in stranded stockinette
US 1 - 2.25 mm
300 - 400 yards (274 - 366 m)
small / large
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“Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far, far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth…”
Tennyson

Hafgufa was the Icelandic name for an ancient sea monster, which many believe to be the Kraken. It uses five gradient shades of blue to depict the ocean depths, but you may wish to choose a self-striping or gradient yarn instead.

Materials:
Set of 5 DPNs, size 2.25 mm
~ 150-200 yds of Design Colour (fingering weight)
~ 30-40 yds each of Colour A, B, C, D and E or 150-200 yds of one Contrast Colour (fingering weight),
Tapestry needle; 2 scrap pieces of yarn for thumb.

Small: Gauge: 11 sts and 11 rows = ~1” across palm
Final measurements: 3 ½” across by 9 ½” long

Large: Gauge: 9 sts and 9 rows = ~1” across palm
Final measurements: 4” across by 11” long