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gotland

the island of gotland, in the middle of the baltic sea, has a rich heritage of knitting patterns and traditions. it’s also an island that has special meaning to me having spent many summers there. my great grandfather came from gotland i still have distant relatives there. the island’s main town and municipal seat, visby, is often referred to as the city of roses and if you visit her in late spring and early summer you will understand why.

Gotland mittens
roses red

pattern: gotland from 100 landskapsvantar
design: birgit lindholm (the pattern, however, is very similar to a collected pattern from the rone parish on gotland)
yarn: wool, yarn and pattern was purchased as a kit
yarn source: ringmurens hemslöjd, visby, gotland (called gotlandsros in their web shop)
needles:
modifications: the cuffs are different from the original pattern
started: september 2011
finished: october 2011

Gotland mittens
red for roses, gren for ivy and grey for stone

Gotland mittens
wool on wool

Gotland mittens
grey on grey

happy knitting!

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