Skipu Cuffs & Legwarmers by Inese Iris Liepina

Skipu Cuffs & Legwarmers

May 2022
both are used in this pattern
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
29 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
282 - 565 yards (258 - 517 m)
S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X
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Wrist cuffs inspired by Latvian mittens from Skipu that can be worn covering your palm, or reversed and worn from wrist to elbow. They can also be worn as legwarmers. Sizes S/M, L/XL, 2X/3X, 4X are available.

With a skein each of Urth Yarns Uneek and Harvest fingering, in all but the largest sizes you can knit two pairs, or a set for your wrists, and a larger set to wear with boots.

The sun is the embodiment of the energy of the universe, it is the heart, it sees all, it comprehends all. It gives us light, warmth and mercy. The sun is our mother, and sun symbols at times are embellished until they begin to resemble flowers. Sun flowers, the motif for these times. We live in this sun, but when we die we go to the other sun. A beautiful way to find peace with the passing of life. It is said that birds live on the border between suns, and at times help souls travel. I tell my cats every day, let the birds be, mice only, and they actually listen.
These cuffs are inspired by the sun motifs and zig zag edge of the mittens of Šķipi, which is surrounded by lakes in the Latgale region of Latvia. Latgale borders on Russia, so wearing these sunflower cuffs, I call on the spirits of my ancestors for protection and guidance.

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