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Meatag & Mútan

Meatag & Mútan

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Meatag, and its fingerless version Mútan, are mittens worked in the round, featuring the traditional Celtic six cable braid known as the Saxon braid. Cable instructions are included both charted and written.

Meatag and Mútan are the Scottish Gaelic words for mitten and fingerless glove. Before moving to Canada, my grandmother grew up in Scotland, and spoke Gaelic as her native language. While she taught me other aspects of our heritage, such as Highland dancing, her language was not passed down. I name these mittens in Gaelic as a small act of decolonization, as a way to relearn and connect with the language of my ancestors.


Alberta Yarn Project Heirloom (450m/490yd per 100g/4oz skein); 1 x 100g/4oz skein,
Or Custom Woolen Mills Mule Spinner 1-ply,
Or other fingering weight yarn with good stitch definition.


Gauge size and smaller than gauge size double pointed needles, or preferred style of needles for working small circumferences.

Suggested needle sizes: 2.75mm/US 2 for main gauge, 2mm/US 0 for ribbing.


25 stitches and 40 rounds = 10cm/4in in stockinette stitch worked on main gauge needles.


One size.
Finished measurements: 18cm/7" circumference at palm; 12cm/4.75" from end of thumb gusset to top of full mitten.


Cable needle.
Tapestry needle.
Waste yarn.

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