Hilja Wrist Warmer KAL Kit
We have specially curated Hilja Mitts kits for the first official iKnit7 KAL! Grab a kit and then come join us for the live Zoom Cast On Party at 8pm GMT on Friday 19th February 2021.
Designer Aleks Byrd named these wrist warmers after her grandmother who was a masterful knitter. A discovery of a little booklet with motifs she had created and copied from traditional patterns back in 1930s Estonia inspired these embroidered looking wrist warmers.
Knit from the bottom up, the body of these wrist warmers features a motif created using the Estonian inlay technique called “Roosimine”. The contrast colours (CC1 and CC2) are held double for the inlay floats. Curious to learn more about Roosimine? Check out Aleks' blog post explaining what it is and how it works!
Need a little helping hand? Designer Aleks Byrd will be demonstrating techniques during a Facebook Livestream on Monday 22nd February, and you can ask questions at any time in the official KAL Facebook group.
We'll also be having a "Show Us Your Mitts" Zoom get-together at the end of the KAL on Friday 5th March.
Everyone who purchases a Hilja Mitts kit will receive an invitation to the private Facebook group for chat and to both Zoom sessions.
This project can be made by an advanced beginner; comfortable with knitting with two colours in the round and the pattern includes video tutorial links.
Using the Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering
Original: Scafell Pike, Cowberry & Buttermere
Grey: Hadrian's Wall, White Heather & Scafell Pike
Teal: Eden Valley, Buttermere & Scafell Pike
Using the Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering + Spincycle
Aleks Choice: Devilish Grin + Blackbeck
Anna's Choice: Shades of Earth + Nutkin
Carmen's Choice: Verba Volant + Coniston
Using Walcot Yarns Opus
Opus 1: Cove, Cinnabar, Grey
Opus 2: Grey, Lapis, Maya
Opus 3: Ink, Love Potion, Greenery
These wrist warmers are knit in the round from the bottom up.
The cuff features 3x3 rib and corrugated ribbing.
The body of the wrist warmer features a motifs created using the Estonian inlay technique called “Roosimine”. Contrast colours (CC1 and CC2) are held double for the inlay floats. Video tutorial links are included for Roosimine technique.
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering(90% masham wool / merino, 10% mohair: 100g - 300m / 328 yds, 10g - 30m / 32 yds)
MC: 1 skein (100g)
CC1: 1 mini skein (10g)
CC2: 1 mini skein (10g)
The Fibre Co. Cumbria Fingering(90% masham wool / merino, 10% mohair: 100g - 300m / 328 yds) and Spincycle Dream State (100% superwash American wool: 50g - 137m / 150 yds)
MC: 1 skein Cumbria Fingering (100g)
CC: 1 skein Spincycle Dream State
Walcot Yarns Opus (70% Falkland Merino, 30% Baby Alpaca: 100g - 325m, 20g - 65m)
MC: 1 skeins (100g)
CC1: 1 mini skein (20g)
CC2: 1 mini skein (20g)
A. Length: 24 cm / 9.5”
B. Wrist circumference: 20 cm / 8”
C. Length cuff to thumb hole: 18 cm / 7”
- Knitting in the round
- Corrugated (2 color) ribbing Roosimine (video tutorials included)
- Purlwise cable cast on (video tutorial link included)