Mittens have long played a part in traditional Latvian society. In the past, young women aspired to have from 50 to 200 pairs of mittens knitted for the wedding day when they would give mittens to in-laws, people who contributed to the wedding, and for hanging in auspicious places in the new home. The mitten as a symbol of friendship and esteem continues today. In 2006, at the NATO summit in Riga, 4500 pairs of mittens were knitted by the people to give to participants!
The design for these Latvian Finglerless Mitts was inspired by the book "Latviesu Rakstainie Cimdi" by Mirzda Slava, and contains several traditional techniques and motifs: the scalloped cuff, the Split Herringbone Braid, the afterthought thumb-hole, the purl ridges, a picot hem at the top, and classic Latvian motifs. The mitts are knitted circularly from the cuff up.
I haven't started knitting yet but the directions seem very clear. Thank you!
Jan 18, 2017 by Karen Schumacher
Lovely kit, boyfriend is giving it to me for a birthday pressie! Can't wait to use.
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