Updated 18-Aug-2015

Barkåkra valvbård och hjulmotiv Mitten

Pattern for download

Price: 6,25 USD (Incl. Swedish VAT. Final VAT amount depends on the buyer's country.)

The beautiful arches in Barkåkra church in the province of Skåne gave inspiration to the cable knitted cuff on the mitten Valvbård och hjulmotiv. Above the cuff, the mitten is adorned with a narrow border in stranded knitting, inspired by a painted border with crosses. This decorative border is found in several places in the church murals, made to enhance the arches. Pigments that have been used are carbon black and red ochre. On top of the mitten there is embroidery depicting one of the many different wheel motifs that have been painted above the arches. The thumb has an embroidered anchor, one of several painted symbols that can be seen in the vaulted ceiling of the church.

Barkåkra Valvbård och hjulmotiv means Border with arches and wheel motif from Barkåkra in Swedish

Size: Ladies M/L.

Measurements of garment: approx. 26,5 cm long and 10,5 cm wide.

Yarn: Finullgarn from Rauma Ullvarefabrikk (50 g = ca 175 m) or similar, and Cascade 220 Fingering from Cascade or similar (50 g = ca 250 m).

Yarn requirements: Rauma Finull in white (no 400) ca 60 g Cascade 220 Fingering in Charcoal no 8400 ca 2-5 g Cascade 220 Fingering in Ginger no 2414 ca 2-5 g

Needle size: 2.5 mm double pointed needles, one cable needle.

Gauge: approx. 29 sts and 43 rounds stockinette on 2.5 mm double pointed needles = 10 cm.

This pattern is also available in swedish

Photograph from the church ©Barkåkra church



Knitted mittens with pattern from Barkåkra churchWheel Motif Mural from Barkåkra ChurchEmbroidery from mural from Barkåkra ChurchMittens Barkåkra valvbård och hjulmotiv