Los Muertos Mittens

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Los Muertos Mittens Pattern


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Los Muertos Mittens Los Muertos Hat Available seperately
Los Muertos Mittens Los Muertos Cowl Available with set

Pattern Details:

Pattern Details

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Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Petite



Skill Level:

medium skill level requirement Intermediate

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • Fair Isle or Stranded Knitting
  • Using charts
  • Knitting in the round

Pattern Description:

Samhain is the time of year when the veil is at its thinnest between this world and the invisible realm.
Traditionally many cultures celebrate this but none with as much colour and vibrancy as the Mexicans with their Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Brightly decorated candy skulls are used to remind us of our own mortality and it was these which gave inspiration for the skulls motifs on this slouchy cap. The skulls border is knitted in two colours only (like the other border on this hat) but highlights are added in a third colour using duplicate stitch (or Swiss darning

Note this is for the Mittens pattern only. There are patterns for a hat, and a full set of hat, mittens and cowl available.


19 sts x 24 rows over 10cm in stocking stitch stranded motifs.


  • Yarns Texere Yarns Airedale Aran 100% Blue Faced Leicester Wool, 82m per 50g
  • 1 x 50g ball 1210 Chocolate (Brown) MC 1 x 50g ball 1220 Petrol (Teal Blue) CC1 1 x 50g ball 1213 Cream CC2
  • Needles 4.5mm dpns or circular needles (or size to achieve gauge)

You Will Also Need:

  • 1 tapestry needle for weaving in ends and duplicate stitch
  • Optional: Bobbins for different coloured yarns, stitch markers

Suggested yarn:

246 meters of Worsted weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

Any 100% firm wool


1 x 50g ball 1210 Chocolate (Brown) MC 1 x 50g ball 1220 Petrol (Teal Blue) CC1 1 x 50g ball 1213 Cream CC2

About Designer

About Designer

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I design knitting and crochet patterns and I also enjoy designing charts for mixed textiles.

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