Birka Mittens by Outi Kater

Birka Mittens

February 2021
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
30 stitches and 35 rows = 4 inches
in 30 sts and 35 rounds to 10cm over Chart patt using 2.75mm needles
US 2 - 2.75 mm
868 yards (794 m)
One Size
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This pattern has previously been published in The Knitter magazine issue 160 under the name Mälaren.

Birka mittens have been knitted with stranded colourwork technique using a 4 ply woollen-spun yarn from Tukuwool – a blend of Finnish Landrace and Texel fleece. The mittens have gently pointed tops, thumb gussets that give an exceptionally good fit and simple stocking stitch cuffs.

To fit palm circumference: 19-20cm (7.5-7.75in)
Actual palm circumference: 20cm (7.75in)
Total length: 23cm (9in)

Tukuwool Fingering (4ply weight; 100% Finnish wool; 200m/217yds per 50g skein) 1 x 50g skein of each:
A Hohka; B Leimu; C Valo; D Humu
Actual amounts of yarn used for the sample:
A 9g, B 9g, C 12g, D 18g

Needles and accessories
1 set 2.75mm (UK 12/US 2) double-pointed needles (DPNs).
Stitch holder
Stitch markers

30 sts and 35 rounds to 10cm over Chart pattern using 2.75mm needles