There are many different types of traditional mittens in Iceland that were knitted with very fine and soft handspun Icelandic yarns. The Mosi Mittens, with their lovely colors, are a fresh take on traditional stranded mittens. The little motifs on a green background ensure that the fabric is warm and remind of the thick and spongy moss (mosi in Icelandic) that covers Old Icelandic lava fields. The mittens are worked in the round from the bottom up with an afterthought thumb and the tip is shaped with centred double decreases.
The pattern has written instructions and colour chart and includes pictorial step by step instructions for special techniques.
Grýla is a rare Icelandic 2-ply lace yarn with an exquisite halo, inspired by the Old handspun yarns. Made from pure Icelandic sheep wool, specially selected for its quality, it is plied which makes it particularly sturdy and perfect for knitting hardwearing accessories such as mittens. Washing softens the wool considerably and ads a lovely bloom to the delightful colors inspired by Icelandic nature.
Design: Hélène Magnússon
Size: one size. You can achieve more sizes by changing needle size (2,25 to 3,25 mm / US 1 to 3 are suitable sizes) and adjust length by adding or removing rnds above and under the rose motif (rnds 53-65).
Gauge: 4”x 4” / 10×10 cm = 30 sts and 34 rows in stranded pattern on 3 mm/US 2 ½ needle.
Yarn: Grýla Tvíband from Hélène Magnússon, 100% new wool, 100% Icelandic wool, lace/light fingering, 2-ply, 25 g / skein = approx. 112 m/ 123 yds
MC: moss green, 1 skein (64 m / 71 yds used)
CC1: black, 1 skein (45 m / 49 yds used)
CC2: anis green, 1 skein (61 m / 67 yds used)
Total yardage: 170 m /183 yds
Needles: sizes 2,5 mm and 3 mm / US 2 and 2 ½ circular needles (using Magic loop) or DPN’s. Adjust needle size as necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Notions: markers, darning needle
Techniques: The mittens are worked in the round with an afterthought thumb.
Stranded knitting, after thought thumb, increases, decreases.
Pattern: once you’ve made your payment, you will receive an email with a link to download the pattern PDF. We don’t send patterns by snailmail.
Errata: no mistake was found in this pattern