Vestfirskir by Hélène Magnússon


November 2014
Light Fingering ?
30 stitches and 34 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
164 - 180 yards (150 - 165 m)
medium hand
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The Ravelry pattern includes 3 PDF’s: in English, French and Icelandic

Vestfirskir, Grýla Collection
Traditional mittens & Colors of Iceland

There are many different types of Icelandic mittens. Some originate from a particular area like the Vestfirskir mittens, which, as their name suggests, are typical from the fjords in the West of Iceland. Immediately recognizable with their leaf pattern at the cuff and colourful bands of little motifs, they are also called laufaviðarvettlingar, “leaf mittens”. They are worked in the round from the bottom up in stranded knitting with an afterthought thumb and the ovoid tip is shaped with symmetrical decreases. The mittens are a rather tight fit with a long cuff for extra warmth around the wrists.

You can achieve more sizes by changing needle size (2,25 to 3,25 mm / US 1 to 3 are suitable sizes) and adjust length by adding or removing rnds between motif bands.

The pattern includes step by step pictorial tutorials for special techniques.

Yardage: see pattern’s website for the different colors.

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