Sarma by Inese Sang

Sarma

Knitting
January 2020
both are used in this pattern
yarn held together
Fingering
+ Lace
= DK (11 wpi) ?
22 stitches and 31 rows = 4 inches
in purl st in round
US 3 - 3.25 mm
US 4 - 3.5 mm
2.0 mm
156 - 252 yards (143 - 230 m)
Sizes 1, 2, 3, 4 (see pattern notes for details)
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Sarma is a delicate yet warm pair of mittens and is designed as a part of the set with Sarma Hat.
Pattern is worked in wool and mohair held together for extra warmth and gently marled effect. Mitten features an offset thumb gusset for better fit and a twig-like pattern with crochet bobbles, which are done in mohair only.
Sample shows the mittens in size 2.

Sarma means hoarfrost in Latvian and the design has been inspired by wintry magic and the still, white and intricate beauty of hoarfrost as I remember it from my childhood back in Latvia. It’s my tiny love song to winter in wool.

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 (7.25, 7.75, 8.25) in. / 17 (18.5, 19.75, 21) cm.
Finished (blocked) measurements:
Circumference: 7.25 (7.75, 8.25, 8.75) in. / 18.5 (19.5, 21, 22) cm.
Length: 9.5 (10, 10.5, 11) in. / 24 (25, 26.5, 28) cm.

YARN & YARDAGE: Hinterland Dusk 70% Canadian Rambouillet, 30% home grown alpaca; 395 yds (360 m) per 112 g hank in colour Maple. 156 (192, 230, 241) yds. / 150 (175, 210, 220) m.
Fibre Art Studio Kid Silk Mohair 72% Kid Mohair, 28% silk; 459 yds (420 m) per 50 g hank in undyed natural white. 159 (184, 220, 252) yds. / 145 (168, 200, 230) m.
OR
single ply fingering weight yarn: 156 (192, 230, 241) yds. / 150 (175, 210, 220) m.
lace weight kid silk mohair yarn: 159 (184, 220, 252) yds. / 145 (168, 200, 230) m.
Please note that the pattern is designed specifically for single ply light fingering weight yarn. Using multiple ply or heavy fingering weight yarn might affect the final measurements.

NEEDLES: Needle size is a suggestion only, Always use the needle size that obtains the indicated gauge.
US 3 (3.25 mm) circulars with 40” (100 cm) cable or double pointed needles, depending on your preferred method to work small circumferences in round. (or one size smaller than the needles used to obtain gauge)

US 4 (3.5 mm) circulars with 40” (100 cm) cable or double pointed needles, depending on your preferred method to work small circumferences in round. (or size to obtain gauge)
One US A-0 (2 mm) crochet hook.

GAUGE: (knit in both yarns held together)
22 sts x 31 rows = 4” (10 cm) in purl st in round after gentle blocking in larger size needles.

NOTIONS: Cable needle (if you prefer working 1/1 cables with cable needle), stitch markers (to help with counting rnds and marking gusset sts), scrap yarn, tapestry needle, blocking tools.

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