In Greek mythology Clytia was a water nymph. She was in love with Helios, the personification of the sun, but he didn’t love her back. In her mourning over her lost love she sat naked on a rock, without any food and drink, staring at the sun all day long. After nine days she was transformed into a sunflower, a flower that is known for always turning in the direction of the sun.
Clytia mittens are a pair of traditional colorwork mittens with a ribbed cuff and thumb gusset for a comfortable fit. The main motif at the back of the hand is a large sunflower that will make your hands bloom in the winter cold.
The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters and adventurous beginners. Specific required skills are listed below. Colorwork pattern is charted only. The pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.
Knit and purl
Knitting small circumferences in the round
Increase and decrease
Picking up stitches along an edge (thumb)
Hand circumference: 8”/20 cm
Length: 10”/25 cm
Rauma Gammelserie 100% wool; 175 yd/160 m per 50 g skein or
Rauma Finullgarn 100% wool; 191 yd/175 m per 50 g skein; 1 skein each in main color and contrasting color
Approximately 170 yd/155 m each in main color and 110 yd/100 m in contrasting color of fingering weight yarn.
Needles & notions
US #1.5/2.5 mm double pointed needles, or the needles you need to knit to gauge.
Waste yarn for holding stitches
34 sts/38 rows = 4”/10 cm in stranded color pattern, after blocking.
To ensure accurate sizing and save time and frustration, check your gauge.