julvanten 2019

  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?



    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 2

    Christmas mittens 2019: Part 2

    Happy third Advent!

    I'm really enjoying this Christmas-KAL together with you! Today's challenge is the thumb gusset and the hand! The thumb gusset follows the Line of Life on the hand -which makes for an extra  good fit. On the back of the hand there is a knot pattern. (Does it sound difficult? No worries, I've made a video for you, showing this technique!)

    Important information about the thumb gusset: The Line of Life-thumb has a different construction than the more regular thumb gussets have. Instead of increasing on both sides of the gusset, every other row, you will now increase on every row, at the same place. The stitches added will become the hand -while the existing stitches are the ones that form the thumb. That's the difference between a "regular" thumb gusset and the Line of Life-thumb. Please note that the increase is made before you slip the marker on the left mitten and after you slip the marker on the right

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  3. 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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  4. Join our Christmas mitten 2019!

    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


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