Graph 73 - District of Kurzeme
Latvian mittens were knit originally on needles varying in size from 0-0000 (2-1.25 mm, 13-16 English). The yarn was usually a fine 2-ply homespun similar to an 8/2 weaving yarn or as fine as a “fingering yarn”. The pattern asks that you find your own gauge with your own needles and yarn and then adjust the graph based on a sizing chart at the back of the book.
Graph 119 - District of Ventspils
This Latvian mitten pattern comes from the district of Ventspils and features a cuff with a scalloped edge. The model mitten was knit in brown, green, yellow, red, and white.
Vidzeme, Rembate, p 62
The cuff of this ethnographic mitten begins with a knit / purl row sequence (garter stitch) followed by a picot and then a monochrome half braid which is achieved by using two strands of the same color.