Easy. Five sizes. The Lovikka Mitten developed in northern Sweden around the turn of the century. These mittens are very cushiony, being made of two strands of yarn and then fulled (felted)! Directions are included for fulling by machine or by hand. After the desired size is achieved, the mitten is brushed, inside and out, for warmth and coziness, with optional embroidery and braid on the cuff for a traditional look! Gauge is 3.5 sts/inch and 5 rounds/inch in st st before being fulled. After being fulled: 4 sts/inch, round gauge varies.
Featured Techniques: Two ways to work the Provisional Cast-On, Twisted purls for ribbing, Straight thumb construction, Short row contouring, Hiding wraps in short rows, Round Mitten Tip.
Sizes: Toddler, Medium Child, Large Child/Small Woman, Medium Woman, Large Woman/Small Man, Large Man
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- Yarn: 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) 100-g skeins (133 yards per skein) of Aran weight OR any hairy heavy worsted weight wool yarn. Also other color yarns for embroidery.
- Needles: One set of five double-pointed needles, size US. 10 (6 mm).