Okkemiram Mittens by Elizabeth Lubowitz

Okkemiram Mittens

April 2018
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
27.5 stitches and 33 rows = 4 inches
US 2 - 2.75 mm
230 - 250 yards (210 - 229 m)
one size
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Knit up some bold shapes with two mitten variations to mix and match using leftovers from your stash. This full colour pattern comes with three sets of charts: one in colour, one in shades of grey for ease of printing, and one in black-and-white with colour-coded symbols for those who want to break out the coloured pencils to create their own colour schemes.

This pattern is for you if… You live in a really cold climate and want a pair of mittens in a thicker yarn with a tight gauge. You love bold shapes and even bolder colours.

Move along if… You don’t love stranded knitting or weaving in ends if you choose not to carry them up the inside of the mitten.


  • approximately 230-250 yards worsted weight yarn in total; individual amounts will vary depending on your gauge and which version you make
  • 3 colour version: approx. 97 yards MC, 77 yards CC1, 73 yards CC2
  • 5 colour version: approx. 96 yards MC, 46 yards CC1, 22 yards CC2, 22 yards CC3, 41 yards CC4


  • US 2 / 2.75mm double pointed needles, or size necessary to obtain gauge
  • waste yarn for holding thumb stitches
  • tapestry needle for weaving in ends


  • one size; comfortably fits a hand with a 7.5” palm circumference
  • finished dimensions: 9 5/8” - 10 5/8” in length, depending on cuff choice


  • knitting in the round
  • reading a colourwork chart
  • tacking floats
  • increasing stitches using M1L or M1R
  • decreasing stitches using k2tog and ssk
  • picking up and knitting held stitches
  • picot edge

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