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  1. Christmas mittens 2019: Part 3

    Christmas mittens 2019: Part 3

    A big warm welcome to the last part of 2019 Christmas mittens!

    We will end with the thumb, as one should - a smaller part perfect for knitting in between prepping the turkey and wrapping Christmas gift. Do you want to heighten the coziness? In that case, I think that you should put on a cozy Christmas movie while you finish the mittens! My favourite is Love Actually, which is yours?

     

    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

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  2. Christmas mittens 2019: Part 1

    Christmas mittens 2019: Part 1

    Good morning and welcome to the first part of this Knit-A-Long.

    At the year’s longest night we bring the light back to our homes with help from the saint Lucia -a Swedish tradition with roots back to the Middle Ages! I hope that you’re surrounded with candle lights, have something warm to drink and some gingerbread cookies on a plate! Let’s start off this Christmas KAL accompanied by beautiful carols -at least, that’s what I’m (Maja) going to do.

    Part 1 is focused on the cuff, in which we use stranded colourwork. The cuff is lined with a knitted rib. The technique is similar to the one used when knitting Lovikka mittens. If you’ve knitted a pair of Lovikkas you’ll probably recognize the construction.

    We will use two different needle sizes when we knit the cuff. This is because the lining needs to be snug, while the beautiful stranded colourwork needs to be loose enough to be comfortable. This part of the KAL will include a favourite f

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