Christiandatter Mittens Pattern

Christiandatter Mittens Pattern

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These quick-knit mittens in the Norwegian Selbu tradition produce a cozy mitten filled with symbolism for things the world could use a little more of right now: Hope, love, kindness, and courage. Includes heart-shaped cinnamon roll recipe.

Christiandatter Mittens are a traditional Norwegian pattern knit in the round with super-soft Blue Faced Leicester with a braid at the cuff and a year knit along the bottom (the year may represent the year the mittens were made, a birth year, anniversary or any other special occasion). The thumb is constructed with a gusset and the tassel is optional.

2 skeins of Farm Girl Products BFL (220 yards each) will make 2 pairs of mittens.

Tvinnarand SOS: Tvinnarand is basically a Latvian braid with a twisted purl stitch. Watch my Tvinnarand video tutorial on

The size of the mitten depends on the gauge. For a women’s small the gauge is 29 stitches over 4 inches. For a medium-large the gauge is 27 stitches over 4 inches.
Finished Measurements
Women’s small/medium: 4.25” (11 cm) wide and 9” (23 cm) long
Women’s med/large: 4.75” (12 cm) wide and 9.75” (25 cm) long
Farm Girl Products Blue Face Leicester DK
90 - 100 yards (82 - 91 m)
US 3 (3.25 mm), US 4 (3.5 mm)
Darning needle
Gauge and Swatch
29 stitches and 29 rows = 4 inches
in colorwork in the round
Skills Used
Long-tail cast on
Joining to knit in the round
Knitting in colorwork
Backward loop increase
Picking up and knitting stitches
Chart reading
Tassel making
Weaving in ends