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Lumi mittens

Traditional Scandinavian colorwork motif with modern construction.

  • Knitted with DK weight wool yarn.
  • These mittens are worked from top-down in the round so you don’t have to make a separate swatch.
  • This design comes with an arched gusset so the mittens fit like a glove.
  • This pattern is written for the magic loop method (it is assumed that the stitches are divided evenly over two needles) but you can easily adjust it for the double pointed needles as well.

The pattern is available on Ravelry.



One size with a circumference of approximately 7.7″ (19 cm) (without gusset). Fits a medium woman’s hand. You can adjust the size of the mitten with needle size or yarn weight. For bigger mittens take bigger needles and/or thicker yarn and vice versa.

The mitten comes with a gusset so they can be close-fitting.

Gauge, notions, needles


26 sts & 30 rows per 4″ (10 cm) in stranded colorwork after blocking

Recommended needles

US6 30″ (4mm 80cm) circular needle and for the ribbing US4 30″ (3.5mm 80cm) circular needle.

Adjust needle size to obtain the correct gauge.


Scrap yarn, tapestry needle, stitch marker, crochet hook for the provisional cast-on


Yarn used in the sample

The sample is knitted with DK weight non-superwash wool Novita Suomivilla (100g = 248 yds / 226 m).

MC: Crevasse (811)
CC: Off White (10)

Recommended yarns

You can replace it with any DK weight wool yarn. I recommend rough non-superwash yarn. Good options are for instance:

Good options for instance Rowan Felted Tweed DK, West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft DK or Rowan Norwegian Wool.

Yarn requirements

1 skein of Novita Suomivilla of both colors or approximately 248 yds (226 m) of MC and 150 yds (136 m) of CC.

Please note that the yardage may vary if your gauge differs.

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