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Julvanten (Christmas Mittens) 2020 - List of materials

Julvanten (Christmas Mittens) 2020 - List of materials

Posted: 23 February, 2022

Julvanten (Christmas Mittens) 2020 begins on Lucia Day (13 December). We will publish the first part of the pattern at 6 am so those of you who want to get up very early and knit until daylight on Lucia morning will have plenty of time to gather your materials and check out the pattern. We look forward to creating this special time with everyone who wants to share this cozy tradition with us!

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Techniques include:

  • Ribbing cast-on
  • Latvian braid
  • Two-color stranded knitting
  • Simple thumb gusset



7/12: List of Materials

13/12: Part 1 – cuff and Latvian braid

15/12: Part 2 – thumb gusset and hand

17/12: Part 3 – thumb and finishing


Yarn and Colors

The Christmas mittens are knitted with our fine new Svensk Ull (Swedish Wool) yarn – which we are very proud of! It is a 3-ply wool yarn made with Swedish wools spun at Klippans Yllefabrik and available in 16 colors. You can read more about the yarn here and find out why we are so happy to be able to make the most of Swedish wool.

For the Christmas mittens, you’ll need two colors: one skein (100 g) of each color. Our color recommendations are below. Because the mittens are worked with two colors, it is important to choose two colors that contrast well with each other. If you choose any of our suggested color combinations, you can be assured that the colors will work well together. Do you want to choose your own colors? Just make sure the colors contrast well enough so the pattern will be distinct.

You can find the yarn at our distributors – see map here!



The Christmas mittens are sized for women, with the following measurements:

Width: 3¾ in / 9.5 cm

Total length: 9¾ in / 25 cm

Length, thumb: 2½ in / 6 cm

Length, thumb gussset: 2¾ in / 7 cm

Length of hand (from top of thumb gusset): 4¾ in / 12 cm

Length from top of cuff to top of mitten: 7¾ in / 19.5 cm



25 sts x 24 rounds = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm in two-color stranded knitting on needles U. S. 4 / 3.5 mm


Color Suggestions


Barebones Nordic colors for very warming mittens that will  match everything.

Colors: Swedish Black CC2 and Gotland Grey CC1



Crunchy snow and sparkling northern lights. These mittens are for everyone who wants to experience light in the winter darkness!

Colors: Arctic Fox CC1 and Northern Lights CC2



Traditional christmas.

Färger: Gotland Grey CC1 och Falu Red CC2



Mild, warm tones reminiscent of timbered cottages and the December sun’s shining rays.

Colors: April Sun CC1 and Loghouse Brown CC2



Midwinter nights with lighted candles and Lucia buns.

Colors: Buttercup Yellow CC1 and Bergslagen Dark Blue CC2



Stately spruce trees with snow-laden branches.

Colors: Arctic Fox CC1 and Pine Tree Green CC2


Psst! Check out our Facebook-grupp Julvanten page – we’ll share pictures, tips, and inspiration. Please show your work on Facebook and Instagram (@jarbogarn). Don’t forget to use the hashtag #julvanten2020!