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!
Buy all three patterns in the Min Ulla Set for $15.00.
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).
Scarf: one size
Hat: Infant (Child, Adult Small, Adult Large)
Mittens: XS (S, M, L)
Circumference: 14.75 (17.25, 19.75, 22.25)”
Height from brim to crown: 5.75 (6.25, 6.5, 6.75)”
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)”
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
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.
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)
Scrap yarn (scarf and mittens only)
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.
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.
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.
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!
More photos can be found here.
*Many thanks to Berroco, Inc. for donating the yarn for this project!