Innsbruck Mittens + Leg Warmers by Courtney Kelley and Kate Gagnon Osborn

Innsbruck Mittens + Leg Warmers

Worsted (9 wpi) ?
20 stitches and 30 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch on larger needles, worked in rounds.
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
1100 yards (1006 m)
mittens: About 8" (20.5 cm) hand circumference and 9½" (24 cm) long from cuff to top of hand.leg warmers: About 10½" (26.5 cm) leg circumference at widest point, unstretched, and 13½" (34.5 cm) long.
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Additional gauge information:
34 stitches and 30 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in twisted-stitch rib, unstretched, on larger needles, worked in rounds.

22 stitches and 33 rounds = 4” (10 cm) in twisted-stitch rib, stretched, on larger needle

These mittens take their name from the capital of the western region of Austria, known as tyrol, the other half of the historical tyrolean region being tirol in northern Italy. They feature twisted-stitch cables and embroidery in the style popularly referred to as tyrolean knitting. The embroidered flowers on these mittens and leg warmers call to mind the wildflowers in bloom along the windswept Alps, which also inspired the intricately embroidered dirndl dresses that make up the historic women’s costumes of the region. The embroidery, added in the spaces between the twisted stitches, is worked in a fingering-weight version of the yarn used to knit the pieces.