Naniboujou Toboggan Mittens by Laura Ricketts

Naniboujou Toboggan Mittens

February 2018
Cascade 200
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 32 rows = 4 inches
in Naniboujou chart
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 6 - 4.0 mm
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
S, M, L, XL (child - men's large)
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The Naniboujou Mittens were inspired by the fantastic dining room in Naniboujou Lodge and Restaurant on Minnesota’s beautiful North Shore of Lake Superior. Just east of Grand Marais, the lodge was built at the end of the Roaring 20s to be a luxurious retreat club with founding members like Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. When the stock market
crashed in October 1929 many of the grandiose plans crashed as well, but the main lodge with its gorgeous dining room were nearly finished.

This dining room is a show-stopping example of color and artistic creation. Inspired by Cree Indian designs, painter Antoine Gouffe combined a multitude of clear, vibrant colors to create the modern murals on the walls and ceiling. Despite multiple owners and some years when the building sat vacant, the dining room has not been touched up or repainted since.

Knit this beautiful set of Toboggan Mittens in the clear hues of Cascade 220 yarn. It is an easily accessible yarn which makes warm and sturdy knits. These stranded mittens are knitted from the cuff to the tip. Look for the matching Naniboujou Toboggan Hat or the finer gauge Naniboujou Tam and Mittens in the full collection.

FINISHED SIZE 5 ½ (7, 8 ½, 10) in 14 (18, 22, 25) cm circumference and 7 ½ (8, 11 ½, 13) in 19 (20, 29, 33) cm length

YARN Cascade 220 100% Pure New Wool, 100g (3.53 oz.) / 220 y (201 m), colors: one hank each in #2409 Palm (MC), #7827 Goldenrod
(CC1), #8895 Christmas Red (CC2), #9484 Stratosphere (CC3), #9542 Blaze (CC4), #8903 Primavera (CC5), and #2401 Burgundy

NEEDLES Set of 5 double pointed, size US 6 / 4 mm and US 4 / 3.25 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge with another
a set 2 sizes smaller
NOTIONS Markers, a tapestry needle, and a scrap of smooth yarn to hold stitches

GAUGE 22 sts x 32 r = 4 in /
10 cm with larger needles over stranded pattern, worked in the round and blocked