Larsdatter Mitten Pattern

Larsdatter Mitten Pattern

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These rosemaling-inspired mittens were launched just in time for The Wooly Thistle Mitten KAL 2019. Larsdatter mittens have a date on one mitten and initials on the other. You can customize your mittens with an anniversary date, a birth date, or just the year the mittens were made. The other mitten may have the initials of a couple, or a word, or a year that matches the other mitten.

Larsdatter Mittens have traditional Scandivavian construction with a gusset for the thumb and a Latvian braid.

If you love this pattern, these mittens are a variation of the motif used in my Larsdatter Yoke Sweater.

The gauge dictates the size of these mittens. Knit with lovely Blue Faced Leicester, these mittens are a super soft and a quick knit. I hope you enjoy making these for yourself or a loved one.

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
Blue Faced Leisceter by Ovis Et Cetera or Lone Wolf Fibers Main color: Gold 50 g (or 90 yards of equivalent DK-weight yarn)
Contrasting Color: White 50 g ((or 85 yards of equivalent DK-weight yarn)
Double-pointed needles 3.25mm or 3.5mm (or another size double-point needles to obtain the correct gauge)
Gauge and Swatch
Gauge for women’s small/medium: 29 stitches/29 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm
Gauge for women’s medium/large: 27-stitches and 27 rows = 4 inches or 10 cm
Skills Used
Long-tail cast on
Knitting in the round with a small circumference (dpns, flexiFlips or magic loop)
Stranded color work
Chart reading
Tvinnerand see video tutorial on
Backward loop increase for gusset
Picking up stitches and knitting stitches