Saighead by Tiina Väätäinen

Saighead

Knitting
January 2020
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in small-circumference colour work
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
328 yards (300 m)
To fit adult hand, with 18-20 cm /7-8in circumference
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Saighead

Saighead is Scottish Gaelic for arrow, and the Scottish highland landscape inspired these mittens, whose colours make me think of big skies, clear water, and rough mountains. Choose two of your favourite shades of Milarrochy Tweed and knit a pair of mittens inspired by a landscape that you love.

Yarn
Kate Davies Designs Milarrochy Tweed (70% Wool; 30% Mohair; 100m / 109yds per 25g ball)
A Smirr: 2 x 25g balls
B Horseback Brown: 1 x 25 ball

Needles and notions
Below gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for cuff
Gauge-size needle(s) of your preferred type for working small circumferences for stranded knitting
Cable needle for cable knitting
Waste yarn (for holding thumb stitches)
Stitch markers
Tapestry needle

Gauge
34 sts and 38 rounds to 10 cm / 4in over stranded knitting on gauge-size needles.
Use size 2.5mm needles as a starting point for swatching.

Size
To fit adult hand, with 18-20 cm /7-8in circumference

Special techniques
Kitchener stitch / grafting