Salna by Inese Sang

Salna

Knitting
January 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
21 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette worked in both yarns held together
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2.0 mm
160 - 270 yards (146 - 247 m)
Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 (see pattern notes for details)
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Soft and delicate like a cloud, warm and comforting like a hug, Salna is a pair of cozy mittens. Mittens are worked in wool and mohair held together for extra warmth and gently marled effect, and feature an afterthought thumb and vertical rows of twisted knit stitch with evenly spaced bobbles.
Sample shows the mittens in size 2.

Salna means “frost” in Latvian and the design is inspired by quiet, shimmering, frost covered mornings, when it feels like even air is sparkling with frost.

Pattern has been fully tech edited and test knitted.

Pattern includes written instructions and charts. If you work from charts only, you will need to refer to written instructions at certain points of the pattern.

SIZES: 1 (2, 3, 4) to fit the palm circumference of 6.75 (7, 7.75, 8) in. / 17 (18, 19.5, 20.5) cm.
Finished (blocked) measurements:
Circumference: 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5 ) in. / 18 (19, 20.5, 21.5) cm.
Length: 9.75 (10.25, 10.75, 11) in. / 25 (26, 27.5, 28.5) cm.

YARN & YARDAGE: Hinterland Dusk 70% Canadian Rambouillet, 30% home grown alpaca; 395 yds (360 m) per 112 g hank in colour Maple. 159 (175, 219, 252) yds. / 145 (160, 200, 230) m.
Cosy Posy Yarn Co. Floof 72% Ultrafine Kid Mohair, 28% silk; 459 yds (420 m) per 50 g hank in Linen. 172 (186, 232, 266) yds. / 157 (170, 212, 243) m.
OR
single ply fingering weight yarn: 159 (175, 219, 252) yds. / 145 (160, 200, 230) m.
lace weight kid silk mohair yarn: 172 (186, 232, 266) yds. / 157 (170, 212, 243) m.

NEEDLES: Needle size is a suggestion only, Always use the needle size that obtains the indicated gauge.
US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars with 40” (100 cm) cable, if you prefer knitting with magic loop method. (or size to obtain gauge)
OR
US 4 (3.5 mm) double pointed needles, if you prefer to have your project on 4 needles. (or size to obtain gauge)
US A-0 (2 mm) crochet hook.

GAUGE: 21 sts x 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in stockinette st in round after blocking.

NOTIONS: stitch markers (to help with counting rnds), cable needle, scrap yarn, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

My heartfelt thanks to my tech editor and to the team of my amazing test knitters, who volunteered their time, skills and knowledge to make this pattern possible.