Min Ulla Scarf, Hat & Mittens

Min Ulla Set

Min Ulla Scarf, Hat, and Mittens

This Scandinavian-styled scarf is made in the round as a tube, its ends grafted together in the finishing process. Symmetrical about the center point, it is comprised of many very simple peeries of small repeats, along with a few more complicated snowflake and XOXO peeries. The hat is knit in the round with a spiral top and a contrasting liner tacked to the inside of the brim for extra warmth. The pattern includes four different brim patterns for versatility. The mittens can be completed quickly due to the heavier gauge. The outer mitten features a peasant thumb, while the inner mitten has a keyhole thumb that allows the wearer to retain some thumb dexterity!

The scarf, hat, and mitten patterns are available as Ravelry downloads for $6.00 each.

Buy all three patterns in the Min Ulla Set for $15.00.

Min Ulla Set

Difficulty

Intermediate

Skills used

Knitting in the round, knitting with two colors, reading a color chart, decreasing (hat and mittens only), increasing (hat only), grafting together stitches (scarf and mittens only), picking up stitches (scarf and mittens only).

Sizes

Scarf: one size

Hat: Infant (Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)

Mittens: XS (S, M, L)

Finished measurements

Scarf:
Width: 7.5″
Length: 74.25″

Hat:
Circumference: 14.75 (17.25, 19.75, 22.25)”
Height from brim to crown: 5.75 (6.25, 6.5, 6.75)”

Shown in Adult Small, Version A

Mittens:
Outer mitten circumference: 7.5 (8.5, 9.75, 11)”
Inner mitten circumference: 6.25 (7.25, 8.75, 9.75)”
Length: 9.5 (10.5, 11.25, 11.75)”

Shown in size XS.

Gauge

26 stitches and 26 rounds = 4″ in stranded stitch pattern on US 6 (4 mm) needles

24 stitches and 26 rounds = 4″ in stockinette stitch on US 6 (4 mm) needles

Min Ulla Set

Yarn

Berroco Ultra Alpaca 50% alpaca, 50% wool; 215 yd (197 m); 100 g skein; color: #6289 Charcoal Mix (MC), #6201 Winter white (CC), 3 skeins each color for the scarf, 1 skein each color for the hat, 1 skein each color for the mittens.

All three projects together will require 4 skeins of each color.

Needles

US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 32″ long (mittens only)

US 6 (4 mm) circular needle, 16″ long (scarf and hat)

1 set of US 6 (4 mm) DPNs (hat only)

Notions

Stitch markers

Scrap yarn (scarf and mittens only)

Tapestry needle

Min Ulla Scarf

The scarf pattern is given as a series of10 charts. I broke the pattern up this way to make it a more portable project since smaller charts are easier to read. Although the charts may seem complex at first glance, upon closer examination, one will find that at the level of the individual round, the patterning is quite simple. After a while, the charts should only be truly necessary for the XOXO and snowflake patterns, or when starting a new peerie. Trust me, it’s true.

Min Ulla Set

I could not decide on a brim pattern for the hat, so I included four different versions. Each is topped with a lice stitch, spiral crown.

Min Ulla Hat, Version A

Although I love lined mittens, my one complaint is that a lined thumb renders it practically useless. The last two pairs of lined mittens I’ve made have featured keyhole thumbs in the lining. Bonus? Not having to knit a second thumb.

Mitten with keyhole mitten liner

This is the first pair of worsted-weight, non-thrummed mittens I have made in a long time. I seem to have forgotten how quickly mittens knit up when not done at 10 stitches per inch! Amazing!

Min Ulla Mittens

More photos can be found here.

*Many thanks to Berroco, Inc. for donating the yarn for this project!

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