Join our Christmas mitten 2019!

This year's traditional Christmas knit-along from us here at Järbo is a classic Nordic mitt with colorful cuffs and good fit. As usual, you as a participant will try new techniques during the work, with film, text and picture descriptions. I (Maja) stand for the design and also lead the knit-along via the blog and our popular Facebook group "Julvanten 2019".

The KAL befins at Lucia day (13th of December), and we will publish the first part as early as 6 AM. So, if you want to get up early in the early morning and enjoy Lucia, have plenty of time to pick up patterns and materials. Looking forward to spending time with you hanging on this tradition!

Technical elements included

• Latvian braid
• Stranded knitting
• Structural patterns
• Lifeline thumb method

Dates

13/12: Part 1 - Cuff
15/12: Part 2 - Thumb wedge and hand
17/12: Part 3 - Thumbs and ends

Yarn

The Christmas mittens are knitted in our beautiful new yarn news Järbo 2 tr ull! It is a wool yarn made by Klippans Yllefabrik and is available in 49 colors.

For the Christmas season, three different colors are needed, ie one skein (100 g) of each color listed below. Since the cuff is multicolored, it is important to remember that the colors should stand in proper contrast to each other. If you choose any of the suggested yarn packages, you are on the safe side. Do you want to choose colors yourself? Then be sure to check that the colors differ enough to make the pattern appear clear!

Sizes

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.


Gauge

30 s x 44 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stocking st on 2.5 mm needle

28 s x 32 rows = 10 x 10 cm in stranded knitting on 3 mm needle

Color suggestions and inspiration

Color combination 1:

Smällkaramell (Candy cracker)

Crisp, colorful candies at Christmas eve!

MC: 74103
CC 1: 74122
CC 2: 74143

Color combination 2:

Midvinternatt (Mid winter night)

Nordic, frosty winter with lit lanterns in the windows.

MC: 74104
CC 1: 74117
CC 2: 74133

Color combination 3:

Gårdstomten (little santa)

Hot porridge, gray evening sky and small footsteps in the snow.

MC: 74105 
CC 1: 74108
CC 2: 74113

Color combination 1:

Barndomsjul (child hood christmas)

Classic Christmas Eve with presents and butterflies in the stomach.

MC: 74106
CC: 1: 74102
CC: 2: 74121

Needles

To knit the Christmas mitt you need knitting needles of three different sizes: 2 mm, 2.5 mm and 3 mm.

Notions

You also need scissors, a needle, a measuring tape and a stitch marker.

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