in Color Twined Knitting
by Beth Brown-Reinsel
In Sweden, as long ago as the 17th century, a form of knitting was practiced called "two end knitting." Using a strand from each end of a center-pull ball of yarn, wound of either one or two colors, the created fabric has great warmth, strength, and durability, as well as elasticity which approaches that of spandex! This technique takes some patience and effort to master, but will soon reward the tenacious knitter with ease, moderate speed, and lovely garments. Motifs of the Dalarna jackets with twined knitted sleeves serve as the inspiration for the snowflakes in these mitts. 3 sizes. Uses 220 yards each of 2 colors of Aran or heavy worsted weight plied yarn (no single ply yarns).
Some good choices would be Mountain Meadow Worsted, Gems Worsted, or Ultra Alpaca, among others.
Beth Brown Reinsel is an expert on Scandanavian and other traditional knitting techniques. All of her patterns include not only clear instructions but also charts, schematics, glossary and bibliography. Every pattern also contains mini technique lessons.