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Traditional Northern Mittens Novita Natura

Traditional Northern Mittens Novita Natura

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Traditional Northern Lovikka Mittens keep your hands warm during cold winter.
Magazine Novita Talvi 2016 -lehti (in Finnish)
Pattern N:o in Magazine 17
Skill level Intermediate
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    Availability:In stock
    SKU N041617
    Pattern details
    Size
    approx. 3 years(6 years)woman(man)

    Yarn demand
    Novita Natura
    (010) Off-white 100(100)150(150)g,

    and for the embroidery some Novita Isoveli yarn in
    (043) Stone and
    (099) Black.

    Needles and other supplies
    Set of 5 double pointed needles Novita 7–8 mm or the size needed to obtain gauge.

    Designer
    Novita

    Details

    The left mitten

    With the yarn held doubled cast on 16(20)24(28) sts and divide the sts onto four needles. Join for working in the round and purl 1 round. Work 5(6)7(8) rounds in stockinette st. Turn the work wrong side up and work 12(16)22(24) rounds in stockinette stitch.

    Make the thumb hole: knit the first 3(4)4(5) sts from needle II using a different-coloured yarn. Move these sts back to the left-hand needle and continue working stockinette st in the round.

    When you have worked 12(16)18(20) rounds after the thumb hole, begin the decreases for the top of the mitten: On the beginning of needles I and III work the skp decrease (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and on needles II and IV knit the last 2 sts together. Repeat the decreases on this manner every 2nd round until 8 sts remain. Break the yarn and pull through the remaining sts, pull tightly and weave in the end.

    The right mitten

    Work a mirror image of the left mitten and make the thumb hole to the end of needle III.

    The thumb

    Remove the different-coloured yarn and at the same time pick up the live sts. Pick up extra 2 sts on both sides = 10(12)12(14) sts. Distribute the sts evenly onto three double-pointed needles and work stockinette st in the round until the thumb measures approx. 4(5)7(8) cm. On the next round k2tog through the round. Break the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts. Weave in the yarn end.

    Finishing

    Using the black and grey Isoveli yarn stitch according to the chart onto the cuff of the mitten. Leave approx. 15 cm of yarn at the beginning for making the decorative braids. The embroidery goes round the cuff, beginning and ending at the same point. Slip in some Joki yarn for the braids. Braid for approx. 8 cm and end by making a tight knot around the braid using the Isoveli yarn. Cut the yarns evenly approx. 2 cm from the knot.

    Pattern instructions
    Finished dimensions
    Noin 9 x 22 cm

    Stitch patterns & gauge
    Stitch patterns
    Stockinette stitch in the round:
    Knit all rounds.

    Gauge
    12 sts = 10 cm

    The left mitten

    With the yarn held doubled cast on 16(20)24(28) sts and divide the sts onto four needles. Join for working in the round and purl 1 round. Work 5(6)7(8) rounds in stockinette st. Turn the work wrong side up and work 12(16)22(24) rounds in stockinette stitch.

    Make the thumb hole: knit the first 3(4)4(5) sts from needle II using a different-coloured yarn. Move these sts back to the left-hand needle and continue working stockinette st in the round.

    When you have worked 12(16)18(20) rounds after the thumb hole, begin the decreases for the top of the mitten: On the beginning of needles I and III work the skp decrease (= slip 1, knit 1, pass the slipped st over) and on needles II and IV knit the last 2 sts together. Repeat the decreases on this manner every 2nd round until 8 sts remain. Break the yarn and pull through the remaining sts, pull tightly and weave in the end.

    The right mitten

    Work a mirror image of the left mitten and make the thumb hole to the end of needle III.

    The thumb

    Remove the different-coloured yarn and at the same time pick up the live sts. Pick up extra 2 sts on both sides = 10(12)12(14) sts. Distribute the sts evenly onto three double-pointed needles and work stockinette st in the round until the thumb measures approx. 4(5)7(8) cm. On the next round k2tog through the round. Break the yarn and pull it through the remaining sts. Weave in the yarn end.

    Finishing

    Using the black and grey Isoveli yarn stitch according to the chart onto the cuff of the mitten. Leave approx. 15 cm of yarn at the beginning for making the decorative braids. The embroidery goes round the cuff, beginning and ending at the same point. Slip in some Joki yarn for the braids. Braid for approx. 8 cm and end by making a tight knot around the braid using the Isoveli yarn. Cut the yarns evenly approx. 2 cm from the knot.


    Skill levels

    Beginner

    Have you just learned to knit, maybe still trying to figure out the very basics like knit and purl stitches? Or are you picking up knitting again for the first time since elementary school? Start here.

    Technique

    Beginner-level patterns include only basic knitting techniques: knitting and purling. You’ll also need to cast on and cast off stitches. The projects can be worked flat or in the round. Easy, regular decreases are used. Most patterns are worked in stockinette or garter stitch. Other simple stitch patterns may occur, and they are always detailed in the written pattern. Stripes of different colours may be used, but no more advanced colourwork.

    Patterns

    All patterns are written and do not include charts. Abbreviations are not used. Getting gauge is not crucial to the finished piece. Patterns include mostly accessories such as scarved and beanies. Pillowcases and other home decoration pieces.

    Adventurous beginner

    Got the basics covered? You’d like to take a swing at your first pair of socks, perhaps some easy cables or colourwork? A treasure of patterns awaits you on this level.

    Technique

    Patterns on this level may include simple colourwork, cables or lace. Colourwork patterns repeats are relatively short, cables simple and symmetrical and lace patterns easy and relatively small, covering details rather than entire pieces. The colourwork, cable and lace stitches are not worked into decreases or increases. Colourwork yarn floats are short, max. 3-4 stitches. Picking up stitches may occur. On this level, you’ll also find easy patterns using domino knitting, log cabin knitting or tunisian crochet.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include simple charts. In case special techniques are employed, they are detailed our in the instructions, either as text or e.g. through videos. The patterns may also suggest ”shortcuts”, i.e. easier ways to accomplish a technique. Most of the basic socks with heel flaps or afterthought heels are on this level, as well as mittens with no-gusset thumbs. There’s also plenty of sweaters, usually yoke sweaters or raglan sleeve sweaters.

    Intermediate

    So knitting is a regular hobby for you? Abbreviations, charts and instructions are no more than a walk in the park? Perhaps you’re looking for something to challenge yourself with, even at the odds of frogging?

    Technique

    In addition to basic techniques, some special techniques may be employed on this level, e.g. short rows. The same pattern may include both lace and cables. Magic loop knitting or entrelac, two-coloured brioche stitch, also here. In general, patterns require a more advanced ability to "read" your knitting. Lace patterns are also more advanced than on the previous level, but the lace stitches are still worked on right side only. Intarsia may be included, but in relatively simple and symmetrical patterns.

    Patterns

    Patterns on this level can feature concurrent shaping, e.g. neckline shaping at the same time as sleeve decreases or sleeve decreases into cable pattern. Sweater sleeves may require more advanced shaping. Most of our sweaters are at this level. Other patterns include e.g. magic loop patterns and toe-up socks.

    Advanced

    Turn off that telly and lash the doors, maximum concetration required! Although this skill level doesn’t bring much more in terms of technique, there’s simply more going on at the same time. Skill, concentration and perception are requisite.

    Technique

    On this level, you’ll find more advanced intarsia patterns, including intarsia in the round. Brioche patterns with decreases and/or cables are also here. Beginning of rounds may shift and multiple markers are needed. Lace or cable stitches may be worked also from wrong side. We’ve also included patterns featuring steeks here. Steeking isn’t hard as such, but requires the nerves and confidence of an experienced knitter.

    Patterns

    Patterns may include complex steps and require simultaneous reading of both charts and written instructions. Gauge may vary over different steps of the project. The patterns often feature much details and a combination of techniques. The size of the project is not what determines whether it’s advanced or not; focus is on technique, overall complexity and the risk of errors during the project.

    Gauge & Swatching

    Gauge and Swatching

    Every pattern is based on a certain gauge, expressed as stitches or rows per 10 cm. It is important that you make a swatch to check your gauge before you start the actual project. If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern’s gauge, your finished garment won’t be the correct size either.

    Swatching Start by knitting a swatch. Use the yarn, the needles and the stitch pattern you intend to use in the project. Make the swatch a little wider than 10 cm, so that you’ll be able to measure the stitches properly. Block the swatch by pinning it to a surface, then steam it gently. Count the stitches; put a pin in a stitch, then measure 10 cm from that stitch and put another pin there. Count the stitches from pin to pin – that’s your gauge! If needed, measure both horizontal and vertical gauge (rows). If you’re measuring rib or brioche stitches, stretch out the swatch slightly before measuring.

    Adjusting gauge

    If your gauge doesn’t match the pattern gauge, you can adjust it by switching needle size. If your swatch has too few stitches per 10 cm (i.e. your knitting is too loose), switch to smaller needles. Conversely, if your swatch has too many stitches per 10 cm, your knitting is too tight and you’ll need a larger pair of needles. Always knit another swatch in order to determine proper gauge and sizing. Also note that the pattern yardage only applies to the pattern yarn, the yardage may differ if you choose another yarn.

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