Ruhnu Mitts to Knit Pattern Download
Inspired by examples of mitts from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries that were knitted on Estonia’s island of Ruhnu and are now in several museum collections, Riina Tomberg and Nancy Bush collaborated on this glorious pattern. The hand pattern is a collection of traveling stitches and openwork ladders.
Yarn: Elemental Affects Cormo Fingering, 100% wool yarn, light fingering-weight, 550 yard (502.9 m)/112 gram (4.0 oz) skein, 1 skein each of White (MC) and Manly (CC; dark blue)
Needles: Set of 5 double pointed, size 0 (2 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Notions: Cotton waste yarn and Tapestry needle
Finished size: Woman’s size medium, 7 inches (17.8 cm) hand circumference and 7½ inches (19.1 cm) long from CO to top of hand
Gauge: 18 sts and 27 rnds = 2 inches (5.1 cm) in St st