Knitting: Daina Mittens

Knitting:  Daina Mittens
With Amy Gullen
Sundays, December 4th, 11th and 18th, 1-3
$60 + Supplies

Photo and pattern by Tuulia Palmela via RAVELRY

Learn how to knit these Latvian-style mittens. The all-over geometric pattern is easy to memorize and the picot cuff adds another special touch. Some experience with stranded colorwork is helpful but not necessary.  Any intermediate knitter can make these mittens.
Picking out your colors might be half the fun.  Go subtle by picking 3 monochromatic colors, bolder with 2 neutrals and one color that pops, or pick 3 contrasting colors for mittens to brighten even the grayest winter day.
Supplies needed:
  • Fingering or Sport yarn:  ~180 yards in main color and contrast color 1; ~60 yards in contrast color 2 (Quince & Co Chickadee or Rauma Finullgarn would be great for these mittens)
  • US 1 (2.25mm) needles or size needed get 9sts per inch in pattern, in whatever style you prefer for circular knitting (1 or 2 circular needles or dpns)
  • Tapestry needle, scissors, ~12" scrap yarn (sport weight or lighter)
  • Pattern provided in class