Sirapssnitt - mittens
Sirapssnitt - mittens
The motif on these mittens is called Sirapssnitt because the eight-petal rose shape is placed to resemble a traditional rhomboid-shaped Norwegian cookie. The inspiration for the pattern originally came from a thumb motif on a Selbu mitten I knitted and the cookie-like shape instigated the design process. Eight-petal roses can have different looks depending on the way they are arranged and in what combination. This design includes spruce twigs within the rose and around the main motif for an exciting composition. The pattern manifests in different ways depending on whether it is placed lengthwise as on socks, or widthwise as on the cowl and cap. It is also used as the main motif on the mittens. This design characterizes the way I work where one and the same pattern idea is varied in many different ways.
Designer: Birger Berge
Photo: Madelene Linderstam
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
LEVEL OF DIFICULTY **
SIZES Women’s (Men’s)
Cuff width: approx. 3¼ (4) in / 8.5 (10.5) cm
Mitten length: approx. 9¾ (11¼) in / 25 (28.5) cm
Mitten width: approx. 4+ (4¾+) in / 10+ (12+) cm
Thumb length: approx. 2½ (3) in / 6 (7.5) cm
Thumb width: approx. 1½ (2) in / 4 (5) cm
YARN CYCA #2 (sport), 2 tr ull (2-Ply Wool) (100% wool, 328 yd/300 m / 100 g)
ALTERNATE YARN SUGGESTIONS
CYCA #2 (sport), Alpacka Solo (2-Ply Wool) (100% alpaca, 183 yd/167 m / 50 g)
CYCA #2 (sport), Elise (60% cotton, 40% acrylic, 184 yd/168 m / 50 g)
CYCA #1 (fingering), Junior (70% acrylic, 30% nylon, 184 yd/168 m / 50 g)
CYCA #2 (sport), Ístex Kambgarn (100% Merino wool, 164 yd/150 m / 50 g)
YARN COLORS and AMOUNTS
Color 1: Nostalgia 74103/Pure White 74101: approx. 100 (100) g
Color 2: Cranberry Red 72122/Smokey Blue 74135: approx. 100 (100) g
NEEDLES U. S. sizes 1.5 and 4 / 2.5 and 3.5 mm: sets of 5 dpn
GAUGE Approx. 26 sts in stockinette on larger size needles = 4 in / 10 cm. Adjust needle sizes to obtain correct gauge if necessary.
Virkning arb=arbetet, avigs/AS=avigsidan, bakst=bakstycke, bf/bfg=bottenfärg, bmb=bakre maskbågen, cm:s=centimeters, dst=dubbelstolpe, enl=enligt, fg=färg, fmb=främre maskbågen, flm/LM=flytta markör/lyft markör, fm=fast maska/fasta maskor, förkl=förklaringar, ggr=gånger, hopt=hoptagning, hopv=hopvirkade, hst=halvstolpe, kantm=kantmaska, lm=luftmaska, lmb=luftmaskbåge, m=maska/maskor, mb=maskbåge, mf/mfg=mönsterfärg, omsl=omslag, plm/PM=placera markör, rest=resterande, räts/RS=rätsidan, st=stolpe, st-gr=stolpgrupp, sm=smygmaska, tills=tillsammans, uppr=upprepa, v=varv, v:s=varvs, ytterl=ytterligare, ökn=ökning, 3-dst=tredubbel stolpe, 5-lmb=luftmaskbåge med 5 lm
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Stitch count: Always knit or crochet a gauge swatch as recommended in the pattern. If your stitch count doesn’t match the gauge given in the pattern, try again with larger or smaller needles or hook. If your gauge doesn’t match that in the pattern, your item will not be the correct size or shape.
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Charts: It will be easier to follow a chart if you mark your row with a ruler and magnetic board or sticky note.
Ease: The amount of ease included in our garments varies depending on the type and shape of the garment. To determine the right size, we recommend that you first measure your body. Then you can calculate the garment size depending on how much ease you want the garment to have. The schematics for each piece show all the garment measurements.
Two-color stranded knitting: When knitting more than 3-4 stitches of the same color, twist the color strands around each other on the wrong side to avoid long strands or “floats” on the back. If the yarns need to be twisted on several rows/rounds, make sure you do not stack the twists in the same place to prevent the yarns from showing through on the right side.
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).
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.