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
15/12: Part 2 - Thumb wedge and hand
17/12: Part 3 - Thumbs and ends
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!
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.
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!
CC 1: 74122
CC 2: 74143
Color combination 2:
Midvinternatt (Mid winter night)
Nordic, frosty winter with lit lanterns in the windows.
CC 1: 74117
CC 2: 74133
Color combination 3:
Gårdstomten (little santa)
Hot porridge, gray evening sky and small footsteps in the snow.
CC 1: 74108
CC 2: 74113
Color combination 1:
Barndomsjul (child hood christmas)
Classic Christmas Eve with presents and butterflies in the stomach.
CC: 1: 74102
CC: 2: 74121
To knit the Christmas mitt you need knitting needles of three different sizes: 2 mm, 2.5 mm and 3 mm.
You also need scissors, a needle, a measuring tape and a stitch marker.