Linden blossom double mittens

I started my new year with mitten knitting. It is becoming a tradition to start the new year this way.

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First, I decided to knit fair isle mittens, but my daughter wished to have solid colour ones, so I casted on new ones. When my daughter saw the knitting motif, she immediately named this “linden blossom” :) In the Encyclopedia of Knitting, the motif is called “bouquet”.

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Yarn: Hjertegarn Alpaca Silk (100 g)

Needles: 2 mm dpns

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As we live in quite cold climate and it is often windy, I decided to knit the mittens with lining. So I picked up sts from the rib (which I already had knitted double the length with folding line), decreased 2 sts and knitted the lining. My daughter likes her new mittens a lot!

Ravelry link.

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