Roma Mittens by Matilda Kruse
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Roma Mittens

Knitting
October 2015
Sport (12 wpi) ?
24 stitches and 38 rows = 4 inches
in stockinette stitch
US 1½ - 2.5 mm
US 2½ - 3.0 mm
144 - 180 yards (132 - 165 m)
One size: lady small/medium
This pattern is available for free.

I offer Roma Mittens as a free pattern now, but from 2017-03-03 it was sold in favor of Heart to Heart. Please continue to show your concern by supporting Heart to Heart (Hjärta till hjärta) which is a Swedish NGO that works on site in Romania and Bulgaria. Their project Team Roma aims to change the situation of exclusion and poverty among the Roma and Rudari people. You can find more information about the situation here (in Swedish only).


A ball of Romanian wool yarn inspired me to create these mitten. Roma Mittens is simple mittens with a variation of knits, purls and twisted stitches that creates a graphic structural pattern. Skills required are knits, purls and twisted knit stitches.

Needles used are organic beech 2,5 mm DPN’s. Make sure to swatch before you start as the kind of needles you choose can affect the gauge.

The most suitable yarn is Moeke Yarn Elena - traditional Romanian yarn - which gives the right spirit to these mittens.

Enjoy your time for knitting and reflection!

/Matilda Kruse, Organic Knitters


From pattern release until 2017-03-03 for every pattern sold 15 SEK (approx. 1, 60 EUR) was donated to the Team Roma-project.

Collected money and transactions for Heart to Heart (Hjärta till Hjärta):

2016-02-02: 2 055 SEK
2017-03-03: 420 SEK