Snow in Kergord Mittens by Outi Kater

Snow in Kergord Mittens

Knitting
March 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
33 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in fair isle
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
722 - 842 yards (660 - 770 m)
Medium (8 inches) and Large (8.75 inches) at widest

Kergord Woods, originally planted in the 1910s, is one of the very few woodlands in Shetland. Two well-known Shetland stitch patterns are reproduced in Snow in Kergord Mittens, one of them depicting spruce trees that can be found in this woodland.

The mittens have thumb gussets and the braiding at the cuffs connects this design to Shetland’s neighbouring Nordic knitting traditions.

The pattern includes two sizes, women’s and men’s, and two colourways.

The mittens are knitted in the round, starting with a Latvian braid.