Arjeplog Rosettes: Swedish Sámi Knitted Mittens
This bright, cheery mitten is from Arjeplog, Sweden. It is knit from ribbed cuffs to the mitten tip using five different colors of fingering weight yarn and mimics the popular, Swedish 'rosengang' woven fabric. This pattern has been in the Arjeplog area since the 1860s, and was soon translated to knitting. The knitter will need to use up to three colors of yarn per row. Directions are charted.
Yarn: Rauma Finullgarn (100% Norwegian 2-ply wool yarn, fingering weight; 191yards [175m] /50g
[1.75oz.] ball); colors: two balls in #458 green (MC), one ball each of #418 red (CC1), #401 off white / natural (CC2), #437 royal blue (CC3), and #4405 yellow (CC4)
Needles: Set of 5 double pointed, size US 1 / 2.25 mm, or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Scrap of smooth waste yarn for thumb, 2 markers and a tapestry needle