Jolnir by Emmy Petersson


December 2011
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
34 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stranded color pattern
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
260 yards (238 m)
Womans medium
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Jolnir is one of many names of Odin, the major god in Old Norse mythology. Jolnir is the Yule god. These mittens remind me a lot of Yule time, and have therefore borrowed their name from Jolnir.

Jolnir mittens are a pair of traditional colorwork mittens with a modern feel. The ribbed cuff makes it fit snuggly around your wrist, keeping snow out, and the classic Norwegian construction with a thumb gusset give the mittens a comfortable fit.

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.

Required skills
Cast on
Knit and purl
Knitting small circumferences in the round
Stranded colorwork
Increase and decrease
Picking up stitches along an edge (thumb)

Woman’s medium

Finished measurements
Hand circumference: 8”/20 cm
Length: 10”/25 cm

Recommended yarn
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 145 yd/130 m each in two colors of fingering weight yarn.

Needles & notions
US #1.5/2.5 mm double pointed needles, or the needles you need to knit to gauge.
Tapestry needle
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.