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from Woolbox Design
(6) Name: 'Knitting : Jolnir

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Cast on
  • Knit and purl
  • Knitting small circumferences in the round
  • Stranded colorwork
  • Increase and decrease
  • Picking up stitches along an edge (thumb)

Pattern Description:

Jolnir is one of many names of Odin, the major god in Old Norse mythology. Jolnir is the Yule god. These mittens remind me a lot of Yule time, and have therefore borrowed their name from Jolnir.

Jolnir mittens are a pair of traditional colorwork mittens with a modern feel. The ribbed cuff makes it fit snuggly around your wrist, keeping snow out, and the classic Norwegian construction with a thumb gusset give the mittens a comfortable fit.

The pattern is suitable for intermediate knitters and adventurous beginners. Specific required skills are listed below. Colorwork pattern is charted only. The pattern has been test knit and professionally tech edited to reduce the possibility for error, but if you have questions or believe that you have found an error, please contact me.


34 sts/38 rows = 4"/10 cm in stranded color pattern, after blocking.

To ensure accurate sizing and save time and frustration, check your gauge.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Woman's medium
  • Hand circumference: 8"/20 cm
  • Length: 10"/25 cm


  • Rauma Gammelserie [100% wool; 175 yd/160 m per 50 g skein] or Rauma Finullgarn [100% wool; 191 yd/175 m per 50 g skein]; 1 skein each in main color and contrasting color
  • Approximately 145 yd/130 m each in two colors of fingering weight yarn.

You Will Also Need:

  • US #1.5/2.5 mm double pointed needles, or the needles you need to knit to gauge.
  • Tapestry needle
  • Waste yarn for holding stitches

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Rauma Gammelserie [100% wool; 175 yd/160 m per 50 g skein] or Rauma Finullgarn [100% wool; 191 yd/175 m per 50 g skein]