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Linnea Mitts hark back to yesteryear’s long evening gloves that were a part of ladies’ formal wear. These feminine fingerless mitts showcase the interplay between different stitch patterns, textures, and yarn weights.

The mitts are knit from the cuff up in the round. The delicate lace cuffs knit in silk mohair will keep your wrists warm in the temperamental spring weather. The hand portion of the mitts are knit in sturdy yet soft sock yarn with a dainty slip-stitch pattern on the back. Open at the top, the mitts keep your fingers free for important tasks.

The pattern is written with both metric and US terminology. Both written and charted instructions are given for all stitch patterns.

Linnea Mitts were the April 2021 pattern for the Kässäkirstu yarn subscription box highlighting Finnish female artists. The two Wool Me Once Fibers yarns used in the pattern draw color inspiration from Maria Wiik’s late 19th-century painting Linnaea Borealis.


  • S [M, L]
  • 52 [56, 60] sts


  • Hand circumference: approx. 17.5 [18.5, 20] cm / 6¾ [7¼, 7¾]"
  • Hand length: approx. 13 [13, 14.5] cm / 5 [5, 5¾]" or adjustable within pattern
  • Cuff length: approx. 15 [17, 18.5] cm / 6 [6¾, 7¼]" or adjustable within pattern
  • Cuff circumference: approx. 20 [20, 23.5] cm / 7¾ [7¾, 9¼]"
Choose a size closest to your actual hand circumference. If you’re between sizes, choose the smaller one. See last photo for detailed measurements.

The sample pair was knit in size M.



  • Yarn A: approx. 125 [140, 170] m / 135 [150, 185] yd of smooth fingering-weight yarn, such as wool or wool blend
  • Yarn B: approx. 85 [95, 125] m / 90 [105, 140] yd of fluffy lace-weight yarn, such as mohair, mohair/silk, or brushed alpaca


  • 2.25 mm / US #1 double-pointed or circular needle(s) for stockinette and slip-stitch cables (or size needed to obtain gauge)
  • 2.75 mm / US #2 double-pointed or circular needle(s) for lace


  • 4 stitch markers (8 if working two-at-a-time)
  • Stitch holder for thumb stitches (e.g., scrap yarn or safety pin)
  • Darning needle


This pattern uses the following techniques: working small circumferences in the round, lace, slipped stitches, and cables. Ability to follow charts is recommended but written instructions are also provided for the stitch patterns.

References are given for the special cast-on, bind-off and increase techniques used in the pattern.


You will get the following files:
  • PDF (633KB)
  • PDF (646KB)

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