Checks and Balances

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Language:
English
Brand:
Independent Designer
Designer:
Laura Ricketts Designs
Craft:
Knitting
Format:
Downloadable PDF
Skill Level:
Intermediate
Featured Yarn:
Rauma Finullgarn - red yellow and blue
Pages:
4
Notes:
Cardboard for making tassels

Description

Checks and Balances mittens are knitted in three colors of fingering weight wool at the gauge of 8
stitches to the inch. No more than one or two colors are knitted per row, so this could be a good,
beginning colorwork mitten. Begun at the cuff with a 2 x 2 knit/purl ribbing, the mitten quickly
progresses through multiple rounds of cheerful checks and is finished off with a traditional Sámi
braid and tassel attached at mid-cuff. Pictured mitten is the 8” [20 cm] circumference size.

This mitten pattern is based on a pair of Sámi mittens I observed in Stockholm's Nordiska museet, or
the Sweden's Nordic Museum. They were originally obtained in 1925 on an expedition to the town of
Jukkasjärvi, the extreme northern tip of Sweden. This Sámi knitted pattern is common in the area,
and can be seen in Lule Sámi patterns of neighboring towns.

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