Twined Knitting Fingerless Mitts by Beth Brown-Reinsel

Twined Knitting Fingerless Mitts

January 2010
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
5.5 stitches = 1 inch
in twined stockinette stitch
US 6 - 4.0 mm
220 - 240 yards (201 - 219 m)
This pattern is available for $8.00 USD
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The mitts are worked circularly with double-pointed needles and include many techniques: a twined knitting cast-on, reading and working from a chart, the “O” stitch, Chain Path, Purl Deep Stitch, an asymmetrical thumb gusset, and traditional motifs.

These warm and cozy fingerless mitts are a wonderful way to introduce yourself to the fascinating Swedish technique Tvåändsstickning, or Two-End knitting, aka twined knitting. You will learn yarn management, a twined knitting cast-on, the basics (knit and purl), and a selection of motifs. In addition, you’ll learn to read a twined knitting chart and work the Crooked Thumb Gusset by increasing in twined knitting. Finish off with the Herringbone Braid at the top!

These mitts use a few yards of a second color for the cast-on, the Herringbone Braid, and the edge of the thumb.

The information is organized into Technique Boxes and Theory Boxes with accompanying photos. In addition to charts and a schematic, there is a suggested reading list and list of abbreviations.

You can purchase a kit for this pattern in Beth’s Etsy shop.