Learn how to knit Lovikka Mittens
Learn how to knit Lovikka Mittens
Do you want to learn how to knit? Our team at Järbo Garn has made a series of teaching videos that guide you through knitting step by step, clearly demonstrating every important point on the way. A warm welcome to knitting classic garments such as a cap, scarf, ragg socks and Lovikka mittens together with us!
Designer: Järbo Garn, Maja Karlsson
Photo: Bianca Brandon-Cox
Translator: Carol Huebscher Rhoades
SIZE Women’s (Men’s)
YARN Lovikka (100% Icelandic wool), 66 yd/60 m / 100 g, CYCA #5 bulky)
Alternate Yarn: Järbo Garn group 7 or CYCA #5 (NOTE The amount needed will vary depending on yarn choice)
YARN AMOUNT Approx. 175 (200) g color 7601 White; small amount colors 7391 Pink and 7600 Light Gray for embroidery
NEEDLES U. S. size 8 / 5 mm: set of 5 dpn or long magic loop circular
NOTIONS Large-eye Tapestry needle for embroidery; strand of smooth, contrast color waste yarn
GAUGE Approx. 14 sts and 20 rounds in stockinette = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm. Adjust needle size to obtain gauge if necessary.
Virkning arb=arbetet, avigs/AS=avigsidan, bakst=bakstycke, bf/bfg=bottenfärg, bmb=bakre maskbågen, cm:s=centimeters, dst=dubbelstolpe, enl=enligt, fg=färg, fmb=främre maskbågen, flm/LM=flytta markör/lyft markör, fm=fast maska/fasta maskor, förkl=förklaringar, ggr=gånger, hopt=hoptagning, hopv=hopvirkade, hst=halvstolpe, kantm=kantmaska, lm=luftmaska, lmb=luftmaskbåge, m=maska/maskor, mb=maskbåge, mf/mfg=mönsterfärg, omsl=omslag, plm/PM=placera markör, rest=resterande, räts/RS=rätsidan, st=stolpe, st-gr=stolpgrupp, sm=smygmaska, tills=tillsammans, uppr=upprepa, v=varv, v:s=varvs, ytterl=ytterligare, ökn=ökning, 3-dst=tredubbel stolpe, 5-lmb=luftmaskbåge med 5 lm
To avoid questions: Before you begin knitting, read through the pattern.
Stitch count: Always knit or crochet a gauge swatch as recommended in the pattern. If your stitch count doesn’t match the gauge given in the pattern, try again with larger or smaller needles or hook. If your gauge doesn’t match that in the pattern, your item will not be the correct size or shape.
Highlight the size you will knit or crochet throughout the pattern to make it easier to follow the instructions.
Charts: It will be easier to follow a chart if you mark your row with a ruler and magnetic board or sticky note.
Ease: The amount of ease included in our garments varies depending on the type and shape of the garment. To determine the right size, we recommend that you first measure your body. Then you can calculate the garment size depending on how much ease you want the garment to have. The schematics for each piece show all the garment measurements.
Two-color stranded knitting: When knitting more than 3-4 stitches of the same color, twist the color strands around each other on the wrong side to avoid long strands or “floats” on the back. If the yarns need to be twisted on several rows/rounds, make sure you do not stack the twists in the same place to prevent the yarns from showing through on the right side.
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).
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.