Folk Mittens: Techniques and Patterns for Handknitted Mittens
Folk Mittens offers mitten patterns from around the world, presented in full-color graphs. An introduction to folk knitting is followed by a generous section on the techniques of knitting mittens. Among topics covered are gauge, wool selection (including techniques for washing and felting wool), casting on, plait edging, ribbed and unribbed cuffs, and a long section on the ever-elusive thumb. The author also provides techniques for hand-knit mitten cords, finishing and sizing.
Marcia Lewandowski spent her first twenty-five years in Minnesota where the long winters taught her to appreciate warm serviceable mittens. She currently resides in the south of Bolivia where she is working with the Mennonite Central Committee to strengthen women's groups.