91024. MITTS AND MITTENS IN BOSNIAN CROCHET

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Description information
Version number: 1
Designer: Ulrika Andersson
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
Photo: Lasse Åbom

SIZES S (M, L)
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
MITTENS:
Length: approx. 9 (11¾, 12¼) in / 23 (30, 31) cm
Yarn Amount: approx. 75 (100, 125) g (colors 1500/1511)
MITTS:
Length: approx. 6 (7, 8) in / 15 (18, 20) cm
Yarn Amount: approx. 50 (75, 100) g (color 1515)
YARN Raggi (70% superwash wool, 30% nylon; 165 yd/151 m / 100 g, CYCA #4, Aran)
YARN SUBSTITUTE Järbo yarn group 5 or CYCA #4 – note that yarns within this group may differ in yardage/meterage and quality
HOOK U. S. size H-8 / 5 mm
GAUGE 9 sts and 8 rnds in pattern = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm. Adjust hook size to obtain correct gauge if necessary.

INFORMATION AND TIPS
Bosnian crochet (also called shepherd’s knitting) is a very old technique that can be worked in various ways. It was usually worked with several colors of yarn and a large hook that widened diagonally above the hook. These mitts/mittens are made with a basic pattern in an easy technique using a regular crochet hook. The technique draws the fabric in so it can become quite firm. For that reason, it is important to use a larger size hook and elastic yarn. Be careful to elongate the stitches with the hook, holding the stitch with the right hand’s index finger as you bring the yarn through the stitch.

EXPLANATIONS
Pattern – Bosnian crochet (worked with sl st) with the hook inserted either through the front or back loop.
Increase (inc) – work 1 sl st into the front and then 1 sl st into the back loop of same st.
Decrease (dec) – insert the hook into the 1st and 2nd sts at the same time and bring the yarn through both loops.

MITTENS
Both mittens are worked alike, and, so they will match in size, you should work them at the same time. Loosely ch 27 (31, 35) sts. Turn so that the wrong side is facing and begin in the 2nd ch from hook. Work 1 sl st in each st through the back loop = 26 (30, 34) sts. Join into a ring. Crochet around spirally (no extra st between rnds) with 1 sl st through back loop of each st for 7 (9, 9) rnds. Change to sl st through front loop. After 7 (9, 9) rnds, begin increases to shape thumb gusset: pm around the 2 center sts, inc 1 st inside each marker on every other rnd 2 (3, 4) times = 2 more sts between increases on each inc rnd. Work 2 (2, 1) rnds after last inc. Ch 4 (4, 4) above thumb gusset and skip 6 (8, 10) sts of thumb gusset = 28 (32, 36) sts rem. Work around in Bosnian crochet until entire mitten is 8¼ (9¾, 10¾) in / 21 (25, 27) cm long. Pm at 1 st centered at each side. Dec 1 st on each side of each marker on every other rnd 1 (2, 2) times and then on every rnd 3 (3, 4) times. Now dec with sl st 2 tog around until 4 (6, 6) sts rem. Cut yarn and fasten off.
Thumb: Work 12 (16, 17) sl sts around thumbhole. Dec 1 st at base of thumb 0 (2, 1) times. Work around for 1½ (2½, 2½) in / 4 (6, 6) cm and then work sl st 2 tog around until 4 (6, 6) sts rem. Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in all ends on WS.

MITTS
The hook size, gauge, pattern, increases and decreases are as for the mittens. Work as for mittens until 3 (4, 5) rnds after the thumbhole. End with 1 rnd sl st through both loops. Cut yarn, fasten off, and weave in ends neatly on WS.

GARMENT CARE
Knitted or crocheted garments should be washed separately, wrong side out, with mild soap (with no optical whiteners). Avoid soaking. Pat wet item out to finished measurements and leave flat until completely dry.

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Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
To avoid problems: Read entirely through the pattern before you begin. 
Gauge (tension): Always knit/crochet a gauge swatch according to the recommendations. If you get a different gauge, try with a smaller or larger needle size. If the gauge isn't correct the work may be a different shape and size.
To make it easier to follow the instructions, use a colored pencil or highlighter to mark your size.
Chart: To make it easier to follow the chart, use a ruler under the on-going row.
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.

Knitting
alt=alternately, approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, BO=bind off, cc=contrasting color, cn=cable needle, CO=cast on, col=color, cont=continue, dec=decrease, dpn(s)=double-pointed needles, fl=front loop, g st=garter stitch, inc=increase, k1f&b=knit in front and back loop of same stitch, k=knit (stitch), k2tog=knit two stitches together (right-slanting decrease), kw=knitwise, LH=left hand needle, m=marker, mm=millimeters, mc=main color, p=purl (stitch), patt=pattern, pm=place marker, pw=purlwise, rep=repeat, rnd(s)=round/rounds, RH=right hand needle, RM=remove marker, RS=right side, sl=slip, sl m=slip marker, ssk=slip, slip, knit, st(s)=stitches, St st=stockinette/stocking stitch, tog=together, WS=wrong side, wyib=with yarn in back, wyif=with yarn in front, yo=yarn over

Crocheting
approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, ch=chain stitch, col=color, cont=continue, dc=double crochet, dec=decrease, dtr=double treble crochet, fl=front loop, hdc=half double crochet, htr=half treble crochet, inc=increase, m=marker, mc=main color, rep=repeat, rnd/rnds=round/rounds, RS=right side, sc=single crochet, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, tr=treble crochet, tr tr=triple treble crochet, WS=wrong side, yo=yarn over

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