Wicker knitting set: Swedish style knit mittens pattern.

 

Knit mittens pattern

Knit mittens are great for keeping your hands warm during the winter, but who told that they can’t be beautifully styled? :). Now we have complete wicker knitting set that consists of knit hat and knit mittens patterns designed in the national colors of Sweden. Choose colors of your country or make a surprise to your friends and knit mittens in the national colors of their country. I would truly enjoy getting the photos of your knitting projects and making a dedicated post with them along with short story behind it :). Let’s get started!

Knitting materials and knitting tools:

<> 2 sets of 5 Double Pointed Knitting Needles 2.5 mm (US 2) and 3.5 mm (US 4) ;

<> Gazzal (baby wool) Medium 40% Lana Merino, 20% Cashmere Pa, 40% acrylic. Teal blue and yellow colors: 50 grams -100 m per skein – 0.5 ball – teal blue and 1.5 balls yellow;

Knit mittens size:

Wrist size 16-20 сm

Gauge:   19 stitches = 4 inches in stockinette (body)

26 stitches = 4 inches in ribbing – not stretched (cuff)

Common abbreviations of knitting stitches:

k – knit

p – purl

k2tog – knit two together

skpo – Slip, Knit, Pass Over

Cable 3 Back (C3B): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

Knitting Cable 3 Back Stitch Step #1

Knitting Cable 3 Back Stitch Step #2

Knitting Cable 3 Back Stitch Step #3

Cable 3 Front (C3F): Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k3 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle.

Knitting Cable 3 Front Stitch Step #1

Knitting Cable 3 Front Stitch Step #2

Knitting Cable 3 Front Stitch Step #3

Note for knitters:

The left mitten is identical to the right one until you reach the thumb gusset.

Knitting cuff of the mittens:

Using 2.5 mm needles cast on 44 stitches, redistribute evenly between 4 needles, place marker and join to knit in round being careful not to twist stitches. Work k2, p2 ribbing for 32 rounds or 13 cm.

Main part of the knit mittens:

Change yarn color from teal blue to yellow and needle size from 2.5 to 3.5 mm.

Increase round:

1st needle: k5, inc, k1, inc, k3, inc, k1, inc, k1

2nd needle: k2, inc, k1 inc, k3, inc, k1, inc, k4

3rd needle: k3, inc, k1, inc, k3, inc. k1, inc, k3

4th needle: inc. k1, inc, k3, inc. k1, inc, k6

At the end you will have 60 stitches or any number of stitched multiple of 6.

Please use any suitable method to increase or check picture of how I did it.

Take working yarn, and twist it clockwise.

Knit mittens: main part, step #1

Knit mittens: main part, step #2

Received loop put on the right needle.

Knit mittens: main part, step #3

Pull working yarn.

Knit mittens: main part, step #4

Rounds 1-3: knit in stockinette stitch;

Round 4: [C3F] – 10 times;

Rounds 5-7: knit in stockinette stitch;

Round 8: k3, [C3B]- 9 times, slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold them in the back of the work, k3 (it means that you start already knitting stitched from the Round 9), place marker.

Round 9: k3 from the extra needle and continue working in stockinette stitch;

Rounds 10-11: knit in stockinette stitch;

Repeat rounds 4-9 one more time.

Knit mittens: knitting cables part

Knit mittens: finished knitting first half of the mittens

How to knit thumb gusset:

Right hand:

1st needle: k15

2nd needle: k1, slip 7 sts onto holder, now cast on new 7 sts using the same method as for increase part above, k7

3rd needle: k15

4th needle: k15

Left hand:

1st needle: k15

2nd needle: k15

3rd needle: k7, slip 7 sts onto holder, now cast on new 7 sts, k1

4th needle: k15

 

Knit one more round in stockinette stitch.

Knit mittens: how to knit thumb gusset, step #1

Knit mittens: how to knit thumb gusset, step #2

Repeat rounds 4-11 three more times. Knit round 4 one more time and start decreasing rounds.

Knit mittens: how to knit thumb gusset, step #3

How to make a shaped top of knit mittens:

Round 1:

1st needle: k12, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k12

3rd needle: k12, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k12

 

Round 2:

1st needle: k11, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k11

3rd needle: k11, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k11

 

Round 3:

1st needle: k10, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k10

3rd needle: k10, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k10

 

Round 4:

1st needle: k3, C3B, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, C3B, Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of the work, k3 from the 3rd needle

3rd needle: k3 from the extra needle, C3B, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, C3B, Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in back of the work, k3 from the 1st needle

 

Round 5:

1st needle: k3 from the extra needle, k5, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k8

3rd needle: k3, k5, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k8

 

Round 6:

1st needle: k7, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k7

3rd needle: k7, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k7

 

Round 7:

1st needle: k6, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k6

3rd needle: k6, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k6

 

Round 8:

1st needle: Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k2 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k2 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle

3rd needle: Slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k2 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, slip 3 knit stitches to the extra needle and hold in front of the work, k2 from the left-hand needle, k3 from the extra needle

 

Round 9:

1st needle: k4, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k4

3rd needle: k4, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k4

 

Round 10:

1st needle: k3, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k3

3rd needle: k3, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k3

 

Round 11:

1st needle: k2, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k2

3rd needle: k2, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k2

 

Round 12:

1st needle: k1, skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog, k1

3rd needle: k1, skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog, k1

 

Round 13:

1st needle: skpo, k1

2nd needle: k1, k2tog

3rd needle: skpo, k1

4th needle: k1, k2tog

 

Round 14:

1st needle: skpo,

2nd needle: k2tog

3rd needle: skpo

4th needle: k2tog

Cut yarn and pull tail through the remaining stitches. Weave in ends

How to knit gusset section of knit mittens:

Place 7 sts from holder onto 2.5 cm dpn needle. Using 2 dpn needles pick up 9 more stitches around gusset edge using teal color. Redistribute stitches next wait: 6-5-5.

How to knit gusset section of knit mittens, step #1

How to knit gusset section of knit mittens, step #2

Knit in stockinette stitch until thumb measures 5.5 cm.

How to knit gusset section of knit mittens, step #3

Start decreasing rounds.

Round 1: [k2tog] – 8 times

Round 2: [k2tog] – 4 times

Round 3: [k2tog] – 2 times

Round 4: [k2tog] – 1 time

Cut yarn and pull tail through the remaining stitches. Weave in ends

Repeat the same pattern for the left knit mitten, paying attention to the thumb gusset round.

Your wicker knitting set is finished and you are fully equipped with knit hat and knit mittens for a snowball fight 🙂

Ciao, Ann

Finished pair of knit mittens

Finished pair of knit mittens and a skein of yarn

!!!IMPORTANT NOTICE!!!

Dear Knitters!

I’m always sharing my projects free of charge and will never make you pay a cent for them, because I think that there are things in our life that are way more important than money. Living a healthy life and helping others is something I care about.

There are so many people around the world who goes through very tough moments of their life and who would be grateful for any form of help. That’s why I’d like to strongly encourage you to help people in need around you. One of the way to help is by donating money to charity organizations. There are hundreds of them and you are free to choose the one you trust or care the most. But if you don’t have any of them in mind – feel free to look at the following organization:

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Thanks a lot in advance for your help and understanding!

Ann

4 thoughts on “Wicker knitting set: Swedish style knit mittens pattern.

  1. eman

    thank you for the pattern i really love it and i love how you made it easy to understand it thanks again

  2. mary

    love your mitts! and thank you for pattern. started knitting, when you get to the decrease rows, row 1 decrease row works fine as well as f=row 2. At the end of row 2 you have 14 stitches on each needle. However, when you do row 3, it only accounts for 12 stitches, so that by the end of decrease needle four – you are left with 6 stitches. Yikes – please help. I’m clearly missing something. Thanks so much.

  3. mary

    sorry, i meant by the end of row 2 you have 13 stitches (not 12), but you work 14 stitches on each needle, therefore left with 4 extra stitches.

    • editor

      Hi Mary, you are definitely right, I simply forgot one more decreasing row. Before each cable row you have to knit 3 rows without any cables, same as it was before in the main part of mittens. Thanks you for pointing this out.

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