Julvanten 2022 - Materials list (engelska)
The 2022 Christmas Mittens KAL (knit-along) begins on 13 December. As usual, Maja Karlsson is our mitten designer. We will publish the first pattern part early in the morning so, if you want, you can get up early to knit on St. Lucia day. Look forward to spending an advent season full of food feelings together with all those who want to share this cozy tradition with us!
- Classic ribbing
- Two-color stranded knitting
- Thumb gusset
Materials List: 2 December (as you are reading now)
Part 1: 13 December
Part 2: 16 December
Part 3: 19 December
Yarn and Colors
The Christmas mittens are knitted in our fine Svensk Ull! It is a 3-ply wool yarn produced from Swedish raw materials, spun by Klippans Yllefabrik, and available in 21 colors.
Svensk Ull (Swedish Wool) (100% Swedish wool, 197 yd/180 m / 100 g)
Here are our distributors (link)
You’ll need two colors for these Christmas mittens, one skein of each color listed below. Because the mittens are two-color stranded knitting, it is important to make sure that the colors contrast well with each other. If you choose one of the suggested yarn packs, you can be certain of that. Do you want to choose your own colors? In that case, make sure that the colors are different enough so the pattern will show distinctly!
Size and Measurements
The Christmas mittens are designed for a women’s size with the following measurements:
MITTEN CIRCUMFERENCE Approx. 7½ in / 19 cm
MITTEN LENGTH Approx. 10¾ in / 27 cm
THUMB LENGTH 2½ in / 6 cm
LENGTH, THUMB GUSSET 2¾ in / 7 cm
LENGTH, HAND (from end of thumb gusset) 5½ in / 14 cm
LENGTH, CUFF 2 in / 5 cm
Approx. 25 sts x 24 rnds in stockinette colorwork with needles U. S. size 4 / 3.5 mm = 4 x 4 in / 10 x 10 cm
Here are Maja’s color suggestions. Each kit includes two skeins of Svensk Ull in the kit colors.
Dark red and natural undyed gray – a classic color combination for an authentic Christmas feeling.
Colors in the kit: 59018 Lingonberry Jam and 59002 Gotland Grey.
The first snow lies on the dense small spruce trees. Perhaps one of them will be a Christmas tree in your home? This color combination feels wintery, but also represents a quiet longing for light and greenery.
Colors in the kit: 59019 Bauer Green and 59001 Arctic Fox.
If you haven’t tried Dala Blue, it’s high time you did. The crisp blue color against the natural white is unbeatable! A light snowfall against the cold, blue sky...
Colors in the kit: 59012 Dala Blue and 59001 Arctic Fox.
Winter darkness has set in and something small is moving around outside the house. The farm elf’s mittens do not need bright colors to be pretty. Gray meets gray to create a lovely shadow play.
Colors in the kit: 59020 Helsinge Dark and 59002 Gotland Grey.
Christmas Elf Workshop
Light masses of candles and decorate the packages! Fine, lustrous red Falu Red really shines to create a Christmas feeling.
Colors in the kit: 59011 Falu Red and 59002 Gotland Grey.
For these Christmas mittens, you’ll need needles U. S. size 4 / 3.5 mm. We suggest our fine Björk (birch) double-pointed needles, lustrous and durable and perfect for Svensk Ull. Needles 6 in / 15 cm long will be perfect for knitting the mittens! If you prefer, you can use a circular needle for the Magic Loop technique. We recommend ChiaoGoo SS Red Lace, 48 in / 120 cm / U. S. 4 / 3.5 mm. [note that original has 3.5 cm, not mm]