Christmas mittens 2019

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This year's traditional Christmas knit-along from us here at Järbo is a classic Nordic mitt with colorful cuffs and good fit. You can find film, text and picture descriptions on our blog.

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Description information
Version number: 1

YARN Järbo 2 tr ull (100 % wool. Approx. 100 g = 300 m)
GAUGE Approx. 30 s x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stocking stitch on 2,5 mm needle
28 s x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stranded knitting on 3 mm needle
Width: 9 cm
Total length: 23 cm
Length, thumb: 6 cm
Length, thumb wedge: 5 cm
Length, hand (from the end of the thumb wedge): 12 cm
Length from end of cuff to top: 18 cm
NOTE! The length dimensions can be adjusted based on individual dimensions, using instructions in the pattern.

YARDAGE MC: Approx. 60 g (color 74103, Nostalgia, natural white) 
CC1: Approx. 30 g (color 74123, Cherry Pie, red)
CC2: Approx. 30 g (color 74101, Pure White, bright white)
DPN:s 2, 2.5 and 3 mm
NOTIONS 1 stitch marker

LEGEND
Make 1 left - M1L - From the front and with your left needle, pick up the tread between two stitches and knit it through the back loop.
Make 1 right - M1R - From the back and with your left needle, pick up the thread between two stitches and knit it.
Slip marker - SM - slip the marker from left to right needle when you pass it.
Stockinette stitch - st st - knit all stitches when knitting in the round.

Snowflake - texture pattern
Watch this tutorial on our Youtube-page!
(The pattern is worked over a multiple of 4sts + 3sts.)

Knot stitch - ks - Pull up a loop in the stitch below the next stitch on the left needle and place the loop on the needle. Knit the the new stitch and then the following stitch on the needle and to finish the snowflake, pull the first of these two stitches over the last one.

Round 1: Knit.
Round 2: Knit
Round 3: k3, *ks, k3*, repeat *-* to end.
Round 4: Knit.
Round 5: k1, *ks, k3*, repeat *-* to the last 2 stitches, ks, k1. 

Repeat round 2-5 for the snowflake texture pattern.

CUFF - Stranded colourwork
With needles size 3mm and CC1: Cast on 60 sts. Knit in the round;

Latvian Braid
Round 1: *k1 with CC1, k1 with MC*. Repeat *-* to end.
Round 2: *p1 with CC1, p1 with MC*. Repeat *-* to end. NOTE! From now on until the braid
is finished you will keep both yarns in front of your work. When you change colour the new
yarn is to be carried under the yarn just used.
Round 3: *p1 with CC1, p1 with MC*. Repeat *-* to end. NOTE! From now on until the braid is finished you will keep both yarns in front of your work. In this round the new yarn is to be carried over the yarn just used.
Work stranded colourwork in stockinette (=knit all stitches when knitting in the round) from the chart. Stitches 1-10 are worked 6 times around each round from round 1 through 13. NOTE!The chart is read from right to left.
Knit another Latvian braid as previously described.
This is the end of the stranded colourwork and it’s time to move on to the cuffs’ lining -the part that will give your mittens an extra good fit!

CUFF - Ribbed lining
Turn your work inside and out.
Change your needles to size 2mm and use CC1 for this part.
Knit one round to the left (=in the opposite direction to previous rounds). See arrow on
picture above for clarity.
Knit 1x1 (k1, p1) rib for 19 rounds.
Knit 1 round.
Congratulations, the cuff is all done!

LEFT MITTEN
With MC and needles 2,5mm: knit 1 round.
Decrease round: *k2tog, k8*, repeat *-* to end of round. 54 stitches left.
Start knitting the Snowflake pattern on the back of the hand (stitches 1-27) and stockinette stitch (= knit all stitches when knitting in the round) in the palm of the hand (stitches 28-54).
Knit 4 rounds with the texture pattern on the back of the hand and stockinette stitch in the palm, as described above.
After that, at the same time as you continue the texture pattern, you will start knitting the thumb gusset below, according to the following description:

THUMB GUSSET - THE LINE OF LIFE
Round 1: Knit until there is 23 sts left on the round (texture pattern on the back of hand - then stockinette), place marker (NOTE! The marker is placed on the needle), knit to end of the round.
Rounds 2-24 (increase rounds) Knit texture pattern sts 1-27, knit st st to m, M1R (see Legend), SM, st st to end of round. Repeat this increase round a total of 23 times.
Round 25: Place the previous 22 sts (= for the thumb) on a holder or a piece of scrap yarn, knit to marker and remove it.
Round 26: k2tog (= the stitches before and after the gusset), knit in pattern to the end of round. 54sts.

HAND
Knit texture pattern on the back of the hand and stockinette stitch in the palm of the hand until the work measures 9cm. (or until the mitten is 3cm shorter than desired length).
Decrease for the front of the mitten: k1, slip 1, k1 and pass the slipped stitch over the last stitch. Knit texture pattern until you have 3sts left on the mitten's front, k2tog, k1. Decrease for the underside of the mitten: k1, slip 1, k1 and pass the slipped stitch over the last stitch. Knit until you have 3sts left on the mitten's front, k2tog, k1. 4 sts decreased.
Repeat decrease round every other round 2 times and then on every round until you have 10 stitches left. Cut yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches. Pull tight and fasten loose ends.

RIGHT MITTEN
Decrease round: *k2tog, k8*, repeat *-* to end of round. 54 stitches left.
For the right mitten you will knit stockinette stitch (= knit all stitches when knitting in the round) on stitches 1-27 and the snowflake pattern on stitches 28-54.
Knit 4 rounds with stockinette stitch on the first 27 stitches and texture pattern on the next 27 stitches, as described above. Keep knitting the texture pattern at the same time that you knit the thumb gusset, described below:

THUMB GUSSET - LINE OF LIFE
Round 1: k23, place marker, k4, k texture pattern to end of row.
Rounds 2-24 (increase rounds): k23, SM, M1L, k all sts on the front of your work and knit texture pattern on the back of your work. Repeat increase round a total of 23 times.
Round 25: k23, place the previous 22 sts on a holder or a piece of scrap yarn, remove marker.
Round 26: Slip the gusset's first stitck, knit the next stitch after the gusset and pass the slipped stitch over the knitted one. Knit in pattern to the end of round. 54 sts.

HAND
Knit texture pattern on the back of the hand and stockinette stitch in the palm of the hand until the work from thumb to top measures 9cm. (or until the mitten is 3cm shorter than desired length).
Decrease for the front of the mitten: k1, slip 1, k1 and pass the slipped stitch over the last stitch. Knit until you have 3sts left on the mitten's front, k2tog, k1. Decrease for the underside of the mitten: k1, slip 1, k1 and pass the slipped stitch over the last stitch. Knit texture pattern until you have 3sts left on the mitten's front, k2tog, k1. 4 sts decreased.
Repeat decrease round every other round 2 times and then on every round until you have 10 stitches left. Cut yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches. Pull tight and fasten loose ends.

THUMB
Place the 22 stitches from the holder to your needles, 2,5mm.
With MC: knit all 22sts. Pick up and knit 2 additional stitches from the gap, to prevent there being a hole. 24stst.
Knit stockinette stitch (=knit all stitches when knitting in the round) on every round until the thumb measures 5,5cm.
(NOTE! If you want a different length to fit your hand, knit until the thumb measures 1cm shorter than your desired length.)
Decrease round 1: *k2tog, k1*, repeat *-* to end. 16sts.
Knit 1 round.
Decrease round 2: *k2tog* repeat to end. 8sts.
Cut yarn and pull it through the remaining stitches. Fasten all loose threads. Repeat for the second mitten.

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Yarn alternative: Please be aware that the gauge (tension), yarn quantity and the shape of the work varies if you use another yarn (even in the same yarn group).
To avoid problems: Read entirely through the pattern before you begin. 
Gauge (tension): Always knit/crochet a gauge swatch according to the recommendations. If you get a different gauge, try with a smaller or larger needle size. If the gauge isn't correct the work may be a different shape and size.
To make it easier to follow the instructions, use a colored pencil or highlighter to mark your size.
Chart: To make it easier to follow the chart, use a ruler under the on-going row.
Tips för hand dyed yarn: Make sure you have enough yarn to complete your project. The colors may vary from time to time. To get a smooth color mix, you can alternate between two skeins: knit two rows from one and two rows from another skein.

Knitting
alt=alternately, approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, BO=bind off, cc=contrasting color, cn=cable needle, CO=cast on, col=color, cont=continue, dec=decrease, dpn(s)=double-pointed needles, fl=front loop, g st=garter stitch, inc=increase, k1f&b=knit in front and back loop of same stitch, k=knit (stitch), k2tog=knit two stitches together (right-slanting decrease), kw=knitwise, LH=left hand needle, m=marker, mm=millimeters, mc=main color, p=purl (stitch), patt=pattern, pm=place marker, pw=purlwise, rep=repeat, rnd(s)=round/rounds, RH=right hand needle, RM=remove marker, RS=right side, sl=slip, sl m=slip marker, ssk=slip, slip, knit, st(s)=stitches, St st=stockinette/stocking stitch, tog=together, WS=wrong side, wyib=with yarn in back, wyif=with yarn in front, yo=yarn over

Crocheting
approx.=approximately, beg=begin, bl=back loop, ch=chain stitch, col=color, cont=continue, dc=double crochet, dec=decrease, dtr=double treble crochet, fl=front loop, hdc=half double crochet, htr=half treble crochet, inc=increase, m=marker, mc=main color, rep=repeat, rnd/rnds=round/rounds, RS=right side, sc=single crochet, sl st=slip stitch, sts=stitches, tog=together, tr=treble crochet, tr tr=triple treble crochet, WS=wrong side, yo=yarn over

The range of movement for the garments in our patterns varies depending on the garment type, shape and design. In order to find the right size, we recommend that you first measure all measurements directly on the body, according to the tables below. Then you decide the size of the garment yourself, based on how much movement you want the garment to have.

Chest (a), waist (b) and hips (c) are measured around the body. 
Children's clothing is measured in centilong (cl),which is the same as the childs length. 
Premature = Children born before the week of pregnancy 38.

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