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They are knit quite tightly to block wind and weather. Because they are so firm, it is easy to go up a needle size or two to create larger mittens.

These mittens are worked from the cuff up using a decorative technique that is called the “Bulgarian cast on” in old Lithuanian knitting books. They also feature Baltic Braids and colorwork on the cuff, and an easy two-color pattern on the hand. A few purls add texture and interest to the knitting. The thumb opening is made by setting aside stitches to form a hole where the thumb is added. The finger tips are pointed in a northern-European folk-art style. The motif reminds me of Vinca Jaio Dark Red flower blossoms.

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Suggested yarn: Teksrena Knitting Wool
Yarn weight: Fingering (14 wpi)
Gauge: 26 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches in stranded colorwork
Needle size: US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yardage: 300 yards (274 m)
Sizes available: 8” (20cm) circumference 10″ (28cm) long,
or knit to desired length

  • In-the-round
  • twisted-stitches
  • textured
  • cables
  • chart
Description

Description

I saw many pairs of mittens in patterns similar to this in a craft market in Vilnius over ten years ago, and I had to recreate them. I bought a couple of pairs from the vendor and discovered that they were knit with two strands of yarn held together. The yarn felt like a popular brand of wool yarn made in Lithuania and carried in many shops around the country.

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