Textured Twined Fingerless Mitts, 6-9 hours
Level: Intermediate. Must be comfortable with double pointed needles or working with two circulars. Ability to knit English style is very helpful, but not required.
Learn the Swedish technique of tvåändsstickning, or twined knitting, by knitting a fingerless mitten using worsted weight yarn. The mitt is worked circularly on double-pointed needles and includes 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.
• Yarn: No single ply yarns! Around 4 oz. light colored worsted weight yarn for two gloves. Yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball.
1 oz. contrasting yarn of the same weight. Heathers and fuzzy yarns obscure the patterns. Four ply yarns show the textures best.
• Needles: One set of 7" long (or shorter) double pointed needles,
size 4mm (US 6)
• Extras: Tapestry needle and st markers, waste yarn for holding stitches, magnetic board or sticky notes notes for keeping one's place on the chart.
Homework: Main color yarn MUST be wound into a center pull ball.
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