Julenatt by Skeindeer Knits
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Julenatt

Knitting
November 2018
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
32 stitches = 4 inches
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 0 - 2.0 mm
US 1 - 2.25 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
US 2 - 2.75 mm
9-15cm width: pre-teen, teen; women's small, medium, large; men's small, medium, large, xl
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Kits for these mittens can be purchased here!

This is a mystery mitten knitalong running from the 16th of November to the 7th of December

Jul is the Scandinavian Christmas time, and natt translates to night. These mittens are my take on the dark snowy Scandinavian winter nights. There are no Christmas symbolism on these mittens, so you can safely wear them all winter.

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!

Yarn
Susan Crawford Excelana 4ply, either:

  • C1: Cownflower Blue, C2 Himalayan Blue, C3: Nile Green
  • C1: Ruby Red, C2: Siren, C3: Sheffield Steel
  • All 50 grams each.

Gauge & sizes

  • Most women are likely to need a gauge of 30-32 sts to 10cm/4”
  • But the gauge can range from 34 to 24 sts = 10cm/4” to make sizes from 9cm width (pre-teen) to 15cm width (men’s xl), and the recommended yarn can be used across all these gauges.
  • 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 yarn substitutions 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.