Sander's Mittens by Nancy Bush

Sander's Mittens

January 2003
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
18 stitches and 22 rows = 2 inches
in colorwork pattern
US 0 - 2.0 mm
540 - 720 yards (494 - 658 m)
To fit a child's hand about 6.25" (16 cm) around and 5.5" (14 cm) long, excluding cuff
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Summary Cuff-up, Estonian fishtail cuff, stranded colorwork, five double-pointed needles.

Additional Yarn Information Half-skein (~ 50 g) each #003 natural, #890 green, and #966 blue, and small amount of contrast waste yarn.

Charts Included Hand and thumb colorwork patterns.

From Nancy Bush's Pattern Introduction "Sander is the son of Ellen…the curator at the Estonian National Museum in Tare.…

A Continental cast-on begins the mitten and the cuff is worked in the "fishtail" pattern. The hand is worked in the
Kassikäpakiri or cat's paw pattern and finishes with a one-wick decrease. The thumb is worked in a simpler, diamond-shaped design and finishes with a two-wick decrease. I chose these two endings because each works best with the pattern below it.