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Want to try something new?
Roositud is an exciting colorwork technique! The other name for it is the Estonian Inlay and it is the traditional way to embellish the mittens and socks. It looks like an embroidery, but it is not!
You are weaving the contrast color yarn in your knitting as you go while working all the time with your main color yarn. Intriguing, isn’t it?
While working on these pretty mitts, you can also practice the corrugated rib and baltic braid.
The pattern includes the Estonian Inlay Tutorial.
To fit palm circumference 7–8”/18–20 cm
Measurements are taken after blocking
Main Color: approximately 150 yds/137 m of sport weight yarn
1 skein of Plymouth Yarn Galway Sport (100% Highland Wool; 151 yds/188 m in 50 gr); #722 Sand Heather
Contrast Color: approximately 100 yds/92 m of sport weight yarn
Size US 3/3.5 mm double pointed needles or 32”/80 cm circular needles for Magic Loop, or size to obtain gauge
Stitch markers, tapestry needle, waste yarn, 1 yarn bobbin (optional)
24 stitches and 34 rounds = 4”/10 cm on size US 3/3.5 mm needles in Stockinette stitch after blocking.