Celtic medallion mittens Pattern


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Celtic medallion mittens Pattern

Pattern Details









Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • knitting in the round, stranded knitting with two colors, reading a chart, and Kitchener stitch.

Pattern Description:

Celtic Medallion mittens are traditional colorwork mittens with two color ribbing and a peasant thumb. The motif designs were taken from early Pictish artwork and the Book of Kells. The key pattern design on the palm is adapted from the Nigg Stone, an 8th century Pictish cross-slab, located in the parish church in Easter Ross, Scotland. The combination of colors is inspired by an early celtic bowl.


9 stitches = 1 inch (2.5 cm) in stranded work
9/8 rows = 1 inch (2.5 cm)

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Women's Medium - Fits palm circumference 7 - 7 1/2 inches (18 - 19 cm) Length (ribbing included) - 10 inches (25.5 cm) For other sizes, recalculate gauge using different yarn, needle size, or both.


  • US#1 (2.25mm) & US#2 (2.75mm) DPN (set of 5) (Ribbing is worked on smaller needles.)

You Will Also Need:

  • Scrap yarn - approx. 18" (46 cm) 1 or 2 row markers

Suggested yarn:

275 yards of Fingering weight


The pattern uses 6 different colors. The yardage required varies from 142 yards to 1 yard, depending on the the color.

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