Julekveld by Skeindeer Knits


November 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
31 stitches = 4 inches
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
295 - 328 yards (270 - 300 m)
9-15cm width: pre-teen, teen; women's small, medium, large; men's small, medium, large, xl
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This was a mystery mitten pattern running from the 19th of November to the 3rd of December 2017.

Jul is the Scandinavian Christmas time, and kveld translates to evening. These mittens convey what that means to me. They are not overly festive in symbolism (so they can still be worn the rest of winter, and if you’re a bit of a Grinch), but they do carry some subtle Scandinavian jule-decor.

I hope you will enjoy this pattern, and if you need any help or have any suggestions, this topic in my Ravelry group is the best place for support. Happy knitting!

Some practical info

  • Yarn: 3 colours, max 120 metres each (except only 40 metres needed for the cuff MC)
  • Needles: 1 x DPNs or magic loop circular gauge size needle

Gauge & sizes

  • Gauge ranges from 34 to 24 sts = 10cm/4”, depending on size. The wonderful thing about woollen spun yarn is that it can be used with vastly different gauges.
  • Sizes ranges from 9cm width (pre-teen) to 15cm width (men’s xl), depending on gauge
  • In other words, gauge is important to achieve the desired size.
  • If you are completely lost regarding needles, gauge and size, I can tell you that the average knitter would likely get an average women’s size using 2.5mm/US1 1/2 needles. This is a bit of a gamble though, as everyone’s tension differs.

The suggested yarns are categorised as different weights (sport, fingering, 4ply). This is often because these yarns are from countries that don’t use these categories. However, if you hold strands from each yarn together side by side, you’ll notice they look very much the same.