Folk Mittens offers 38 mitten patterns from around the world, presented with full-color charts and photographs. An introduction to folk knitting is followed by a section on the techniques of knitting mittens. Among topics covered are gauge, wool ...
selection (including techniques for washing and felting wool), casting on, plaited edging, ribbed and unribbed cuffs, decreases, and a long section on thumbs. The author also provides techniques for handknitted mitten cords, sizing, and finishing. Each mitten, adapted to the pattern with its tradition intact, captures the spirit of the culture from which it comes.