Thursday, August 20, 2009

Basic Twined Mittens by Lisa Ellis Designs

These delightfully warm mittens are Lisa Ellis Designs Basic Twined Mittens. They are knit using an old Swedish technique called tvaandsstickning or tvebandsstrikking in Norwegian, or "two end knitting." This method will keep these mittens more wind resistant and surprisingly soft.

Fnished Measurements: Toddler 4.25" Circumference x 5.5" Length
Child 5.25" Circumference x 6.5" Length
Small Adult 6.25" Circumference x 8" Length
Medium to Large Adult 7.25" Circumference x 9.5" Length

Sizes: XS toddler, S child, M small adult, L medium to large adult

Yarn: 90 (100, 125, 150) yards worsted 100% wool

Needles: size 9 US (5.5mm) double points

Gauge: 4.75 sts = 1" or 6 sts = 1" in twining method

You may also enjoy Lisa Ellis Designs Twined Fingerless Gloves, which are perfect for the traveling knitter.

These gloves are knit in the twined technique but can also be knit in fair isle or simply in one color using only the knit stitch. With a simple change in colors, these fingerless gloves can be seasonally knit for Christmas, Valentines Day, school colors or to coordinate with a winter coat or jacket.

Sizes: (M) Child and (L) Adolescent/Adult
Yarn: approximately 60 yards each Main Color and Contrasting Color any worsted weight (modeled in a 50/50 llama wool blend)
Needles: US 9 (5.5mm) double points or 10 US (6mm) for Large size
Gauge: 4 sts = 1" in st st

All Lisa Ellis Designs patterns are sold as PDF downloads that are emailed to you after purchase and no shipping charges apply.

To see all the patterns in this collection visit, Lisa Ellis Designs.


Susan said...

I like those mittens.....Nice & Warm. :-)

Meg said...

Those mittens are lovely. I like the look of the twined knitting. Also love your little sidebar polls, how fun!